PG | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.
When the movie opens, Dickens is introduced to an American audience with the tune "Yankee Doodle Boy (I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy)" played by the stage band. Since the setting is the year 1841, this would be historically inaccurate as "Yankee Doodle ... ...
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.
Towards the end of the film, Dickens views the family Christmas tree and remarks that since Prince Albert, the German-born husband (and cousin) of Queen Victoria had instituted the custom in England in 1840, they were bound to become popular. In fact, the first Christmas tree in England was erected at the behest of Queen Charlotte, the equally German-born wife of George III in 1800. Christmas trees had been fashionable in England since Dickens' childhood.
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