In this original film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Sir Seymour Hicks gives a riveting performance as Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a mean old miser who wants nothing to do with Christmas, harshly rejecting the company and well wishes of his fellow man. But on this Christmas Eve, Scrooge’s former partner Jacob Marley, an invisible but forceful ghostly presence, visits Scrooge to warn him that his time is running short. Throughout the long, cold night, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future appear to Scrooge, taking him on a journey into the very spirit and magic of the Christmas holiday.
This is a Christmas movie. Scrooge is visited by three ghosts- The Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. This story shows how a man lets greed get in the way of love, family and friends, and happiness. The ghosts wake him and the journey he takes with the ghosts helps him eventually see his mistakes and he fixes them. He cares about his family, helps his worker with his crippled son and instead of saying “Bah hum bug” he says “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year”. I have always enjoyed “Scrooge” and I believe it’s a wonderful movie for the whole family. We happily award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this DVD.