A Christmas Carol

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"Season's Greedings"
  • PG
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.8  (106,887)
  • 55

A Christmas Carol is a classic Charles Dickens tale with a modern twist. In this adaption, stunning computer animation brings the well known story to life as Ebenezer Scrooge embarks on a lesson that will not be forgotten by himself or the viewers. The story unfolds on Christmas Eve in Victorian London. Scrooge, a miserly and embittered moneylender, who loathes Christmas, receives an unwelcome visit from the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Shackled in chains constructed by the evil deeds done in his own life, Marley tells Scrooge that the same awaits him if he does not change his ways. Marley warns Scrooge that he is to be visited by three spirits over the course of the night and, just as Marley predicts, the first of the three spirits soon arrives. The viewers are swept along for the journey as the three spirits appear one at a time and seek to turn Scrooge from his greedy and hardhearted ways. The secret of Scrooge's hatred for Christmas emerges as the spirit transports him back through time to his youth, to reveal Scrooge's difficult childhood, and increasingly greedy young adulthood. As the unnerving night transpires, the Ghost of Christmas Present leads Scrooge on a journey to joyful Christmas day celebrations in the homes of his nephew, Fred, and longsuffering employee, Bob Cratchit. However, when the third spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, conveys him on a trip to the future, Scrooge sees scenes that both frighten and dismay. As Christmas day dawns, Scrooge ponders if the future must happen as he saw it, or if the terrifying future he witnessed can be altered by his behaviour and a complete change of heart. With sweeping views and realistic scenes of London streets, this visually stunning production offers comedy, drama, and a few life lessons, in addition to heart-warming cheer, in a truly unique adaption of the timeless holiday tale.

A Christmas Carol
Disney's  Ultimate Ghost Story Behind The Scenes Featurette
Disney's Ultimate Ghost Story Behind The Scenes Featurette

Clip - 2 min 27 sec

Disney's  I'm Still Here
Disney's I'm Still Here

Clip - 50 sec

Disney's  Shrinking, Sliding, Falling
Disney's Shrinking, Sliding, Falling

Clip - 46 sec

Disney's  3D Thrill Ride Behind The Scenes Featurette
Disney's 3D Thrill Ride Behind The Scenes Featurette

Clip - 2 min 5 sec

Disney's A Christmas Carol
Disney's A Christmas Carol

Trailer - 2 min 24 sec

Disney's  Crachit's Surprise
Disney's Crachit's Surprise

Clip - 50 sec

Description
A Christmas Carol is a classic Charles Dickens tale with a modern twist. In this adaption, stunning computer animation brings the well known story to life as Ebenezer Scrooge embarks on a lesson that will not be forgotten by himself or the viewers. The story unfolds on Christmas Eve in Victorian London. Scrooge, a miserly and embittered moneylender, who loathes Christmas, receives an unwelcome visit from the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Shackled in chains constructed by the evil deeds done in his own life, Marley tells Scrooge that the same awaits him if he does not change his ways. Marley warns Scrooge that he is to be visited by three spirits over the course of the night and, just as Marley predicts, the first of the three spirits soon arrives.

The viewers are swept along for the journey as the three spirits appear one at a time and seek to turn Scrooge from his greedy and hardhearted ways. The secret of Scrooge's hatred for Christmas emerges as the spirit transports him back through time to his youth, to reveal Scrooge's difficult childhood, and increasingly greedy young adulthood. As the unnerving night transpires, the Ghost of Christmas Present leads Scrooge on a journey to joyful Christmas day celebrations in the homes of his nephew, Fred, and longsuffering employee, Bob Cratchit. However, when the third spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, conveys him on a trip to the future, Scrooge sees scenes that both frighten and dismay. As Christmas day dawns, Scrooge ponders if the future must happen as he saw it, or if the terrifying future he witnessed can be altered by his behaviour and a complete change of heart.

With sweeping views and realistic scenes of London streets, this visually stunning production offers comedy, drama, and a few life lessons, in addition to heart-warming cheer, in a truly unique adaption of the timeless holiday tale.

A Christmas Carol is a 2009 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 55.

Where to Watch A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent A Christmas Carol for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (106,887)
  • Metascore
    55