TV Movie | PG | | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
When Scrooge sees his classmates in the past, he calls out "There's Toby Veck!" This is a reference to the protagonist of the Dickens novel "The Chimes".
A man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower.
Marley died in 1836, and the story takes place seven Christmas Eves later in 1843. The caroler at Scrooge's door sings Good King Wenceslas, but the lyrics for that song were not written until 1853.
Although the opening credit sequence is basically the same, the typeface used for the sequence in the "letterboxed" version is entirely different. In this version, the credits are printed entirely in capital letters.