A Christmas Carol

DVD Release: July 30, 1997
A Christmas Carol


A retelling of the Dickens classic, this time in animated form with music.

Dove Review

Dickens’ classic tale about Ebenezer Scrooge, one of the meanest men in all of London, is one of the best-loved Christmas stories of all time. Everyone is getting ready for Christmas except Scrooge, who is miserly and cantankerous. He thinks only of money and nothing of the people around him. He overworks and underpays his hardworking and loyal clerk Bob Cratchit, caring little of his heartbreak at the fading condition of his ailing son Tiny Tim. Christmas cheer is only acknowledged by Scrooge with the words “Bah, Humbug.”

Christmas Eve 1843 turns out to be very different when Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. He is taken on an unsettling ride through time and is party to things he has done and things that are yet to come. The ghosts teach Scrooge a lesson and give him a chance to rethink his sour and careless ways.

This animated version of Dickens’ classic story is sure to become a family favorite for years to come. Viewers will be drawn into the story as Scrooge’s heart is softened and he becomes known throughout London for his generosity and kindness all year long. Parents of very young children are cautioned to beware that Scrooge’s story includes a rendition of Christmas Past which may be unsettling to the littlest ones. With this caution heeded, we are pleased to award this classic tale the Dove Seal for viewers of all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Stupid-1.
Violence: Slamming doors and angry voices.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Spirits from the Ghost of Christmas Past are very eerie, but not inherently evil.


Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 49 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Nancy Bowens