You can surely guess three times 😉😅 but there could only be one of the loveliest writers of all time: Charles Dickens. I think it’s almost known that Charles Dickens is one of my most favourite writers. And I want to present you this movie because this Walt Disney production is not the same as the other many many different versions from the novel.
I’ve coincidentally seen it on the TV magazine some months ago and had recorded to watch it later. But I had got no time, until some days ago I saw it in my recorded list still waiting to be seen. Therefore, I said to my wife; we could watch this film tonight, she agreed.
I tell you: I’d never expected that this movie could make me so emotional. The tears almost running on my cheeks as we were watching the movie. My wife was quite shocked as she saw me, but she also knew my feeling about good movies. That is a family habit to enjoy well-made films.
Honestly, it was almost an accepted norm for us (first mother, then Al and me) that we always gladly and with pleasure watched the well-made movies, and had let our feelings run free (mostly from the lacrimal glands). It’d sound strangely for some people somehow, but in any case, we could not get rid of it.
The Christmas Carol is certainly one the best-known Christmas stories which have been ever written and a lot of movies have been made on this novel. But the interesting point is that this version shows how Dickens would come to create such a fascinating tale. It might look like a cliche somehow, but in my opinion, it shows how Dickens had to fight with his dark side to find the bright side of his own soul.
The story is one of the best Christmas stories with no doubt, but in this movie, it shows how fascinating is the imagination by the author himself. I must remember; Mark Twain with his Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn or James Matthew Barrie with his Peter Pan. And here, we see the characters of Dickens’ Christmas Carol are also companion him.
And it moved my heart and wet my eyes when I saw how Dickens is under pressure to finish with his story, it reminded me of my father’s stress. Our mother told us later, after his death, how he had to finish his story late in the evening, as the newspaper courier was waiting to get it to the publisher on time.
That is a well-made movie of this Christmas story, to use Dickens personally, in the role of himself as the main character. I hope you will enjoy. 🙏💖
The Man Who Invented Christmas is a 2017 biographical drama film directed by Bharat Nalluri and written by Susan Coyne based on the book of the same name by Les Standiford. It stars Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce. The plot follows Charles Dickens (Stevens) as he conceives and writes A Christmas Carol.