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* {{Leitmotif}}: Fran has a sweet melody that's heard when she appears in the past to pick up Scrooge from school and later on in the Present sequences where Fred's wife plays it on the piano and Scrooge holds up the Ghost of Christmas Present so he can listen.


* DramaticThunder: Marley's scream in response to the "more gravy than grave" line is accentuated by a thunderclap.



-->’’’Marley’’’: Business? Mankind was my business! The common good was my business!

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-->’’’Marley’’’: -->'''Marley''': Business? Mankind was my business! The common good was my business!

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* NothingPersonal: When Marley talks about how the suffering he and Scrooge caused is being repaid in the afterlife, Scrooge attempts to alleviate his anguish by saying it was business. That doesn’t help in the slightest.
-->’’’Marley’’’: Business? Mankind was my business! The common good was my business!


This adaptation also features Creator/RichardEGrant as Bob Cratchit, Joel Grey as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Desmond Barrit as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Tim Potter as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Bernard Lloyd as Jacob Marley, Dominic West as Fred, and Creator/LauraFraser as Belle.

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This adaptation also features Creator/RichardEGrant as Bob Cratchit, Joel Grey Creator/JoelGrey as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Desmond Barrit as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Tim Potter as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Bernard Lloyd as Jacob Marley, Dominic West Creator/DominicWest as Fred, and Creator/LauraFraser as Belle.


* TheComicallySerious: Marley’s ghost is temporarily dumbfounded by Scrooge attributing his appearance to bad food, ie moldy cheese or an underdone turnip. Then he reaches his RageBreakingPoint and starts screaming.



* TheFaceless: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has no face visible under its hood except for its GlowingEyes.



* TheFaceless: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has no face visible under its hood except for its GlowingEyes.


* InformedPoverty: Fred is living an affluent Victorian in a nice house with a maidservant, but Scrooge still sneers at his finances.

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* InformedPoverty: Fred is living an affluent Victorian living in a nice house with a maidservant, but Scrooge still sneers at his finances.


* BigFun: Mr. Fezziwig, as well as his wife.

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* BigFun: Mr. Fezziwig, as well as his wife.and Mrs. Fezziwig are rotund, cheerful, and out to make sure everyone has a good time at the Christmas party.



* InformedPoverty: Scrooge

Despite Fred apparently living like any affluent Victorian, including having a maidservant, this exchange occurs:

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* InformedPoverty: Scrooge

Despite
Fred apparently is living like any an affluent Victorian, including having Victorian in a nice house with a maidservant, this exchange occurs:but Scrooge still sneers at his finances.



* RapidAging: Grey hairs start appearing in Christmas Present's beard, and by the end of the night he's bent and haggard, with his age evident in his voice.

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* RapidAging: Grey hairs start appearing in Christmas Present's beard, beard in the afternoon, and by the end of the night he's bent and haggard, with his age evident in his voice.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After Scrooge asks if Tiny Tim will live, Christmas Present repeats Scrooge's earlier words about "reducing the surplus population." Then he absolutely lights into him, only stopping when the Crachits start speaking again.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After Scrooge asks if Tiny Tim will live, Christmas Present repeats Scrooge's earlier words about "reducing the surplus population." Then he absolutely lights into him, only stopping when because the Crachits start Cratchits are speaking again.again (just in time for Mrs. Cratchit to deliver her own polemic on Scrooge).


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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Scrooge as a child adored his sister, and as a young apprentice was merry, friendly, and did sleight-of-hand tricks to amuse his employer's son.


* InformedPoverty: Despite Fred apparently living like any affluent Victorian, including having a maidservant, this exchange occurs:

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* InformedPoverty: Scrooge

Despite Fred apparently living like any affluent Victorian, including having a maidservant, this exchange occurs:


->'''Scrooge:''' What right have you to be merry? You're poor.\\

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->'''Scrooge:''' -->'''Scrooge:''' What right have you to be merry? You're poor.\\

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* InformedPoverty: Despite Fred apparently living like any affluent Victorian, including having a maidservant, this exchange occurs:
->'''Scrooge:''' What right have you to be merry? You're poor.\\
'''Fred:''' Well, what right have ''you'' to be miserable, then? You're rich!


** In the present (and Christmas Future's vision), the Cratchits are in worn, threadbare clothing as they go about their meager Christmas. When they visit Scrooge's house for Christmas in the ending, they are turned out in much nicer fabrics and look much healthier to boot.

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** In the present (and and Christmas Future's vision), vision, the Cratchits are in worn, threadbare clothing as they go about their meager Christmas. When they visit Scrooge's house for Christmas in the ending, they are turned out in much nicer fabrics and look much healthier to boot.


-->"Man... if you be a ''man'' in your heart, forbear that wicked cant. Will you determine which men shall live and which shall die? It may be that in the sight of Heaven, you are less worthy and less fit to live than ''millions'' like this poor man's child. O God, to hear the insect on the leaf proclaim there is too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!"

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-->"Man... if you be a ''man'' in your heart, forbear that wicked cant. cant until you've discovered what the surplus really is and where it is. Will you determine which decide what men shall live and which live, what men shall die? It may be that in the sight of Heaven, you are less worthy more worthless and less fit to live than ''millions'' like this poor man's child. O God, to hear the insect on the leaf proclaim pronouncing there is too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!"

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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Scrooge's reaction to the charity collectors is a visible eye-roll before telling them to get lost.

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* TalkingToTheDead: After Marley's burial.
--> '''Scrooge:''' The firm of Scrooge and Marley will miss your shrewd brain and keen eye, Jacob. We went through some hard times together. But we pulled through and we thrived on the idleness of others. Rest content, Jacob, that the firm we built together will prosper. I promise.

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