Disney’s A Christmas Carol

I truly enjoyed this re-imagining of Dicken’s classic story. We all know the basic plot. Scrooge is a bitter old man, with no joy or charity in his heart. He is visited by three “spirits,” the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, who convince him that he needs to change his ways.

I read the story a couple of years ago, but from what I remember, the script stayed very close to the original, with some added flying and chase scenes to make full use of the 3D. The 3-D, by the way, was very well done. Sometimes I get tired of all the 3-D movies that have been coming out lately, but I thought it worked nicely in this case.

This was the creepiest version of the story I’ve seen, but I mean that in a good way. The ghosts could be downright scary at times. I was thankful that we were seeing it in the middle of the afternoon, otherwise Amber (9) may have had a tough time going to sleep that night.

It won’t replace the version that stars George C. Scott as Scrooge as the classic movie, but it is worth seeing. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t encourage you to read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.


  • I prefer Scrooge with Alastair Simm. My Mum watches it year after year, and it has become a tradition in my house too.

    I read the book, and wasn’t blown away either. The new book, with the Christian reading guide in it.

    The story wasn’t different, and some one else’s ideals just did nothing for me. They story was fine by it self.

    I do want to see this new film though… movie buff I am…

    Great post!

  • We saw this Monday afternoon and for the most part liked it. It did seem at times to get a little heavy on the special effects but for the most part it was enjoyable. I guess despite all the great movie versions that have been made I still enjoy our family read aloud of the book on Christmas Eve night. ~ Calico Contemplations

  • I watch any program I can find to do with A Christmas Carol so I`ll have to see this one as well, it sure sounds good. It`s my favorite story along with It`s a Wonderful Life. I`m going to attempt to read the book here over the Christmas season.

  • I’m not a Jim Carey fan so I’m not sure if I will see this version or not. Thanks for the review either way, it has me thinking about it which I wasn’t doing before.

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