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** Scrooge is pretty much full of these, such as when he chides his debtors that they knew the terms of their deals and when they were due and it's not his fault they've been giving people deals or charity when they had their own bills to pay, or when he lambastes the charity-seekers for being insincere and lying about knowing Marley to get money out of him. His best one might be "There is nothing on which [the world] is so hard as poverty, and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!"

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*** He also refers to the Cratchet house as "The lavish home of Sir Robert Cratchet, Esquire."

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** Jacob Marley is arguably the snarkiest character in the film especially during the Hell scene as he is very sarcastic towards Scrooge and seems to seems to enjoy toying and taunting Scrooge. For example he sarcastically welcomes Scrooge to his new ‘office’ and literally tells Scrooge that his ‘chains’ are quite huge before sarcastically wishes him a Merry Christmas.
** The boys who follow and tease Scrooge also fall into this trope. For example near the start of the film the eldest boy sarcastically calls Scrooge ‘Father Christmas’ and another boy jokes that Father Christmas will send his regards to Scrooge as well.


* TooSpicyForYogSogoth: Scrooge is so nasty that the milk of human kindness wears off when he sees Harry's party games and starts to insult the guests, and the Ghost suggests he drink some more.

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* TooSpicyForYogSogoth: TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Scrooge is so nasty that the milk of human kindness wears off when he sees Harry's party games and starts to insult the guests, and the Ghost suggests he drink some more.

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* DestroyTheEvidence: Apparently, the only record of Scrooge's small business loans with the common folk in Camden Town is in the little black book he carries around. Tom Jenkins destroys it to general acclaim at the start of the funeral scene to free everyone from their debts, and when Scrooge turns a new leaf, he rips it up himself.

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* FallingInLoveMontage: "Happiness" is a recap of various points in Scrooge's courtship of Isabelle. Two scenes later is the recap of the breakup.

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* BlackComedy: In the future scene, Scrooge's debtors sing a very cheerful song about how happy they are that he's dead, and some of them even dance on his coffin.


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* LargeHam: Alec Guinness as Jacob Marley.


* StealthPun:"Thank You Very Much" contains the line "what our friend has done for us today". Tom Jenkins' cockney accent makes it sound like he said "to die", which, given the "good riddance to Scrooge" meaning of the song, fits perfectly.

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* StealthPun:"Thank You Very Much" contains the line "what our friend has done for us today". Tom Jenkins' cockney accent makes it sound like he said "to die", which, given the "good riddance to Scrooge" meaning of the song, fits perfectly.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: In one scene during the Christmas Past segment, Isabel nocks an arrow on the wrong side of her bow and hits a bullseye. Immediately afterwards, Scrooge nocks his arrow correctly and his aim is much worse.

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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: In the book, there is no mention of any of Belle’s family. Here, Isabel is Fezziwig’s daughter.


* SupremeChef: Even pre-reformation Scrooge can't deny that Tom Jenkins' soup tastes amazing, taking a cup with him to go.


* TheFunInFuneral: Everyone who owes Scrooge money shows up to his funeral. They start the wake a bit early, with one guy even dancing on his coffin.

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* TheFunInFuneral: Everyone who owes Scrooge money shows up to his funeral. They start the wake a bit early, with one guy even dancing Tom Jenkins leading a dance on his coffin.the coffin during the funeral procession.


* CallBack: When Bob Cratchit buys his family goose from the poulterer, the prize turkey is hanging in the front of the shop. Bob mentions he bought "the finest bird in the shop," while looking at it.

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* CallBack: When Bob Cratchit buys his family goose from the poulterer, the prize turkey is hanging in the front of the shop. Bob mentions he bought "the finest bird in the shop," shop[[note]]for one and tenpence, anyway[[/note]]," while looking at it.

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* DancePartyEnding: The final musical number, with the reprises of "I Like Life", "Father Christmas" and "Thank You Very Much", grows into a massive crowd dancing through the streets of London.


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* FriendToAllChildren: Scrooge becomes this at the end of the movie -- he even remarks to himself, "I think I'm going to like children."

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