TV Movie | PG | | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
The scenes set in the Cratchit family house were filmed in a wine merchants which is still there. The particular building was next door to a car garage. The scene in which Scrooge visits and learns of Tiny Tim's death had to be re-shot, owing to an extractor fan drowning out the actors' speech from the body shop on the other side of the wall.
... "Quick as a WINK," you idiot!
Ghost of Christmas Present: Ebenezer! Shhhh!
Ebenezer Scrooge: You said they could neither see nor hear us.
Ghost of Christmas Present: Oh, yes... that's right. Well, even I forget the regulations sometimes; after all, I don't come back very often.
Ebenezer Scrooge: SHHHH... I'm trying to listen to the ...
Near the beginning of the movie, some children are sliding on some "ice" which ripples under their feet - it's actually some sort of plastic sheeting.
Some VHS and DVD releases (but not all) edited out Marley's voice calling Scrooge in the apparitional hearse, and then again just before appearing in the knocker.