Adaptation Expansion: The touching scene where Scrooge comes to Fred's house to accept his invitation for Christmas dinner at last, fearful that he would be rejected, only to find he needn't have doubted Fred's love.
Don't You Dare Pity Me!: When Belle's husband tells her about Scrooge working alone and miserable, she's quite saddened by the life he made for himself. Ebenezer snaps that he doesn't need her pity before Christmas Past helpfully reminds him that she can't hear.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: One of Belle's reasons for leaving Scrooge. She realises that the now-mercenary Scrooge will regret marrying a girl without fortune.
Kick the Dog: The exchange between Scrooge and Tiny Tim at the beginning of the film:
Tiny Tim: (As Scrooge comes out of the office into the freezing cold) Merry Christmas, Mr Scrooge!
Scrooge: Don't beg on this corner, boy.
Tiny Tim: I'm not begging, sir, I am Tim - Tim Cratchit. I am waiting for my father.
Scrooge: [snorts] Tim Cratchit? Hm. Then you will have a long wait, won't you?
Tiny Tim: Merry Christmas, sir.
Scrooge: (Walking off) Humbug.
Kick the Son of a Bitch: The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present do not waste a single opportunity to blast Scrooge for his cruelty, delusions or stupidity. Past especially seems to especially enjoy taking the piss out of him.
Light Is Not Good: Played with. The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present are surrounded with light, but they are not by any means soft characters. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has light, but it is of the subdued, bluish variety. Past has the most light; the further into Scrooge's journey we go, the more the light dissipates.
Mood Whiplash: At least twice. We go from hearing carolers to hearing Marley's creepy voice as Scrooge walks home. Then, in Christmas Present, we go straight from Fred's family Christmas party to a deserted part of London, where a family with two kids is living on the street.
Nothing Is Scarier: The Ghost of Christmas Future is hooded, silent, and usually seen from a distance or by shadow. The only hint of its body we see is one of its hands, which has unusually long fingers.
A similar case happens with its seeming lack of arrival. Marley tells Scrooge that the third ghost "will come in his own due time", instead of the previous 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock pattern. Scrooge is not even returned to his bedroom when the Ghost of Christmas Present leaves, causing him to fear that the third ghost might not even appear and that Scrooge has been left to freeze.
Ebenezer Scrooge: You use my own words against me? Ghost of Christmas Present: Yes! So perhaps, in the future, you will hold your tongue until you have discovered where the surplus population is, and WHO it is. It may well be that, in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than MILLIONS like this poor man's child.
The Voiceless: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come doesn't speak, but every time it "responds" to Scrooge, a weird metallic wail (possibly meant to evoke the screech of a graveyard's gate) is heard in the background.
Scrooge: You're devilish hard to have a conversation with.