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I am a sucker for Christmas shows. Whether they are on TV or a movie, they call to me. Maybe it is the desire to embrace things which speak of love and peace. When an email landed in my inbox this week for a new Christmas movie, I knew I had to add The Man Who Invented Christmas my watch list.
Of all the classic holiday tales, A Christmas Carol is a favorite of mine. There is so much woven into this Dickens story which resonates with us more than 100 years later. So a film that shows behind the scenes is definitely intriguing to me.
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About The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol.
The movie stars our favorite “Beast” aka Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast), Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Carribean, Miss Saigon) and screen legend Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, A Beautiful Mind).
Directed by Bharat Nalluri (MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.
The Man Who Invented Christmas released in theaters on November 22, 2017. As of December 6, 2018 it is available to stream via Amazon Prime. Alternatively, you can purchase a copy to watch each year.
If you enjoy READING, there is a novel which tells the story.
Trailer for The Man Who Invented Christmas
Our Thoughts on The Man Who Invented Christmas
While we did not make it to the theater to see in 2017, we did watch this film complements of our Amazon Prime membership.
This is a delightful tale on so many levels.
First off, you can see the struggle Dickens had between spending money on the nice things of life because his childhood did not have them AND his desire to help the less fortunate. You see the disparity between those that have plenty and those that struggle to put food on the table.
Secondly, you witness how difficult writing a piece (and earning a living as a writer) can be for an author. We did love how the characters come to life and follow him around while he is writing.
Finally, you do get to see parts of A Christmas Carol unfold on the screen. The actors are phenomenal in their roles, especially the leads. By the end of the film, you may find a similar warm, fuzzy feeling about humanity like you may experience after watching A Christmas Carol.
Do you enjoy holiday films during the days leading up to Christmas?
Is A Christmas Carol a favorite?
This post was originally published on 9/8/2017 and has been edited to include a review of the film.