Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

Published December 11, 2022

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

Film info

  • Title Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
  • Director Stephen Donnelly
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 37m
  • Genres Fantasy, Drama, Family, Animation
  • Tagline You can't change the past, but you can learn from it

Luke Evans is the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge in this musical reimagining of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:51 It gets you off to a good start that your festive musical’s first song is called “I Love Christmas’.
5:00 Oh, fun cockney accents on display again.
10:29 “I’ve had more than my fill of people for one day.” An introvert, this Scrooge fellow.
19:28 Fire ice is cool.
21:54 Wahey, Jonathan Pryce as Marley.
28:52 “Well, I might have wick for brains…”
37:50 Olivia Colman is really making the most of this role.
43:14 “Wiggyfizz.”
55:29 Weird ghost minion/troll things.
1:09:14 “You don’t speak? Your colleagues were really rather fond of speaking.”
1:14:04 It feels weird to have an existing song shoe-horned in like that.
1:20:01 It’s really just making me want to watch the Muppets again.
1:26:25 I do think, if he’s really been so bad, that people should be a bit suspicious of his sudden change to niceness.


This is a perfectly fine retelling of A Christmas Carol, great voice cast, good enough songs, nice animation. But it doesn’t really add anything to the Dickens universe, there’s not a lot new or exciting about it. I feel like at this point, the story has been done so often that you need to add something to it or have a unique take on it to make it worthwhile. This is fine, but there are other better ones to watch. (Muppets!)

Rating: 3 / 5

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