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      The Man Who Invented Christmas

      PG Released Nov 22, 2017 1h 44m Holiday History Drama Biography TRAILER for The Man Who Invented Christmas: Trailer 1 List The Man Who Invented Christmas: Trailer 1 The Man Who Invented Christmas: Trailer 1 2:21 View more videos
      79% Tomatometer 172 Reviews 78% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol," forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The Man Who Invented Christmas adds holiday magic to the writing of A Christmas Carol, putting a sweetly revisionist spin on the story behind a classic yuletide tale.

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      Wenlei Ma News.com.au The Man Who Invented Christmas isn't a barnstormer but it's exactly the kind of holiday fare that will cure a bout of humbugness. Bring the family. Rated: 3/5 Dec 7, 2017 Full Review Dan Jolin Empire Magazine A lightweight, tinselly film with some nice touches and appealing performances, though it never lands its darker moments. Rated: 3/5 Dec 3, 2017 Full Review Simran Hans Observer (UK) There are a few bright spots, like Christopher Plummer's Scrooge, but with its too-bright visuals and laboured dialogue, at best, the film belongs on television. Rated: 1/5 Dec 3, 2017 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A warm PG-rated feature for families with older kids who won't grow restless with its adult preoccupations and leisurely pace. Rated: 3/4 Aug 31, 2021 Full Review Joanne Laurier World Socialist Web Site The simplistic, unnecessarily slight film makes only insubstantial, passing references to poverty among children-a major issue then as it is today. Feb 21, 2021 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse A festive film, a movie for the holidays that reminds us of the spirit of the season. No "Bah! Humbugs" here. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Patrick I’m so glad this was brought back to the big screen for Christmas ‘22! I missed its original run in 2017 and had forgotten all about it. A compelling film based on a true story, and it was such a heartwarming tale. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/13/22 Full Review Samuel S It's clever and well written. It has a unique take on an old classic, though it is still a rift, no matter how new it tries to feel. You will start to get wary if you have seen many, many, Christmas Carols. That's partially how I felt. Worth one watch though. I also am not sure about every message the film pushes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/19/24 Full Review Alec B Not a bad idea, but this movie desperately needed a director who was more visually inventive. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/24 Full Review Holly S meio brisa demais akakak Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/26/23 Full Review Dan H Not what you may think it is. What it is , is a enjoyable Christmas movie that once it's discovered by the masses will become a classic. My new favorite Christmas movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Brian K While a bit Disney-like, the story and acting generally stand up well. An interesting, and fairly uplifting, take on Dickens and his novel -- if somewhat over the top about his "inventing" Christmas. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol," forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.
      Director
      Bharat Nalluri
      Producer
      Robert Mickelson, Ian Sharples, Susan Mullen, Niv Fichman, Vadim Jean
      Screenwriter
      Susan Coyne
      Distributor
      Bleecker Street Media
      Production Co
      Parallel Films, Rhombus Media
      Rating
      PG (Thematic Elements|Some Mild Language)
      Genre
      Holiday, History, Drama, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 22, 2017, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 13, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.7M
      Runtime
      1h 44m
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