YMMV / Scrooge (1970)

  • Ear Worm: "Thank You Very Much"
    • "December the 25th".
  • Funny Moments:
    • Scrooge's introduction to the Ghost of Christmas Past:
    Scrooge: Who are you?
    Ghost: I am the spirit whose coming was foretold to you.
    Scrooge: ...You don't look like a ghost.
    Ghost: Thank you.
    • Scrooge thinks the future debtors are celebrating him, completely oblivious to the coffin and tearing up of his money ledger. He even tries to give a speech thanking them.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • The Fezziwigs, and their Crowd Song, "December the 25th".
    • The Ghost of Christmas Present, and his song, "I Like Life".
    • Scrooge's Tears of Joy at having a chance to change in "I'll Begin Again."
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This wouldn't be the last time that Alec Guinness played a ghost who returned to advise someone, albeit a more benevolent version than the one in this film.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: "Fools who have no money spend it/Get in debt, then try to end it/Beg me on their knees, befriend them/Knowing I have cash to lend them..." True, true, even today.
  • Narm Charm: All of Albert Finney's attempts to sing.
    • Though he is attempting to sing as an old man, it wouldn't exactly fit the character if he sang as he naturally could at the age of 34.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Scrooge in the bowels of Hell.
    • The first scene with Marley has at least two. Marley's scream, if it isn't ridiculous, is actually rather chilling. Then there is the revelation of the phantoms, in both the stage and film versions.
    • In the film the door knocker changing into Marley's head is understated and creepy, with Marley's matter-of-factly eyeing Scrooge and saying his name softly, then returning to normal.
    • The way Marley walks when he first enters the room. Encumbered by his chains, he is floating and limping at the same time.
    • In a way, "Thank You Very Much" (the first time). There's something so twisted about seeing Scrooge merrily singing along to a song that's mocking his memory and celebrating his death.
  • Nightmare Retardant: The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come's grim reaper form is ridiculously fake looking, especially when Scrooge falls through the grave and you see it just... standing there.
  • Painful Rhyme: The Ghost of Christmas Present opens "I Like Life" with one.
    "Ebenezer Scrooge / The sins of man are huge!"
  • Tear Jerker: Scrooge being shown by the Spirit of Christmas Past his youthful self, and his love, Isobel. Made even worse by seeing him break down and beg, "Spirit, remove me from this place; I can bear it no more." And then wake up sobbing in bed.