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A Christmas Carol
- Director: David Hugh Jones
- Release Date: 5 December 1999 (USA)
- Writers: Peter Barnes (written for television by) Charles Dickens (novel)
- Run Time: 95 min
- Country: USA
- Genre: Drama , Fantasy
Watch movie: A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV)
Tagline: In Just One Night, He Has Seen His Past, His Present, And His Future... And They've All Come Back To Haunt Him.
Trivia: The word "humbug" is misunderstood by many people, which is a pity since the word provides a key insight into Scrooge's hatred of Christmas. The word "humbug" describes deceitful efforts to fool people by pretending to a fake loftiness or false sincerity. So when Scrooge calls Christmas a humbug, he is claiming that people only pretend to charity and kindness in an scoundrel effort to delude him, each other, and themselves. In Scrooge's eyes, he is the one man honest enough to admit that no one really cares about anyone else, so for him, every wish for a Merry Christmas is one more deceitful effort to fool him and take advantage of him. This is a man who has turned to profit because he honestly believes everyone else will someday betray him or abandon him the moment he trusts them.
Goofs: Factual errors: In the snow scenes outside Scrooge's old school, swifts are heard but these migratory birds arrive in May and leave in August.
"Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas?"