YMMV / A Christmas Carol: The Musical

  • Crack Is Cheaper: The DVD version is out of print and tends to go for anywhere from 30 dollars to 60.
  • Ear Worm: Many of the songs are extremely catchy, particularly "Nothing To Do With Me," "God Bless Us Everyone," "Abundance and Charity," and "Link By Link." The fact that most of the tunes recur throughout helps them stick more easily as well.
  • Ho Yay: Scrooge and Marley already had some of this in the book, but the musical and especially the film version take it even further. Here, besides being business partners, they're genuinely good friends to the point where Scrooge seems more upset at Marley dying than his fiancee leaving him. The first thing Marley's ghost does upon appearing is burst into tears and hug his "dear, dear Scrooge," he looks nostalgic and puts a hand over his heart when talking about the Ghost of Christmas Past (who in this version shows Scrooge his partnership with Marley among other things), and his younger self does a lot of staring when Scrooge is with Emily.
  • Narm Charm: Kelsey Grammer's performance, especially his singing, is overdone at times but a lot of fun.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In the movie, Mrs. Mops and the undertaker selling Scrooge's goods to Old Joe includes a shot of her yanking the pillow out from under Scrooge's dead body, letting the viewer see his upper half and face. Mops' role up to that point had been as a kind person with comic relief, making her spiteful glee at his death even worse.
  • Nightmare Retardant: This film has one of the least fearsome Ghosts of Christmas Yet to Come of any adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Scrooge is utterly despondent at the future he sees, asking how it can be when he's learned so much and his heart is so full.
    • In the future, as Scrooge begs for another chance, he sees everyone he spurned singing "God Bless Us Everyone" as a sign of forgiveness. Then he sees the spirits of his mother and sister, and Scrooge himself joins in with the song.
    • The last event the Ghost of Christmas Past brings Scrooge to see is the death of Jacob Marley. Poor Scrooge can't do a thing he's forced to rewatch Marley collapse and die in his past-self's arms.
    Scrooge: "He was my only friend..."


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