The Man Who Invented Christmas

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: November 24, 2017
Digital: February 6, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: March 6, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.75
based on 76 votes and 28 reviews
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Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow, Justin Edwards

Synopsis

In 1843, dealing with the failure of his last three books, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) is once again rejected by his publishers. As he grows deeper in debt, the father of four sets out to write and self-publish a book he hopes will revive his career.

One night, he hears the Irish housemaid tell his kids a folk tale about the awakening of spirits at Christmas. This instantly sparks an idea about the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. He brings to life characters that he meets in London, including a man at a cemetery that inspired him to create the character of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) while the character of Tiny Tim is based on his disabled nephew.

He then races to publish the book in six weeks, just in time for Christmas. His beloved book is titled A Christmas Carol.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Screenwriter Susan Coyne is Canadian.

Director: Bharat Nalluri
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Niv Fichman, Susan Mullen
Screenplay: Susan Coyne
Official Site: bleeckerstreetmedia.com/themanwhoinventedchristmas

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  • 5 stars "Totally delightful! I didn't want it to end! I love the jest of the story and insight to Charles true life story."
  • 5 stars "Best movie I've seen in some time...great acting....interesting script on a wonderful Christmas story"
  • 5 stars "Dan Stevens is an amazing Actor. Everything He touches turns to Gold. Interesting changes for a delightful Christmas welcoming. Very Entertaining , will definitely see this one again!"