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** Jim Carrey plays a [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 cruel old miser]], who must [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas learn to love christmas]], through [[Film/BruceAlmighty encounters with supernatural entities]] who take him for [[Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind a walk down memory-lane]], until [[Film/YesMan he opens himself to what life has to offer]].

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** Jim Carrey plays a [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 cruel old miser]], who must [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas learn to love christmas]], Christmas]], through [[Film/BruceAlmighty encounters with supernatural entities]] who take him for [[Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind a walk down memory-lane]], until [[Film/YesMan he opens himself to what life has to offer]].

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* DeadpanSnarker: Scrooge has his moments of sarcasm especially when he asked the two charity men are there no prisons and workhouses.


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* ForeShadowing:

** Marley lying dead in his coffin foreshadows him haunting Scrooge seven years later.

** The clock tower chiming before Scrooge and Bob Cratchit finish work foreshadows the clocks chiming for the three spirits.

** Marley in chains infamously foreshadows the same fate awaits Scrooge unless he repents.


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* ShownTheirWork: This film arguably follows the descriptions of the characters than other film versions:

** Bob Cratchit is only about 5 foot 5 in the film making him accurate to the way Dickens described him in the book, as he was apparently short in height.

** The ghost of Marley is very accurate to the Marley in the book including being green in colour and his hair and clothes moving on their own accord.

** The Ghost of Christmas Past speaks in a low whisper like voice like the book where Dickens said the ghost had a low far away voice.

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** Creator/GaryOldman's Marley, with his [[MonochromeApparition bluish tint]], deathly calmness and raging howls of anguish somewhat recalls Frank Finlay's portrayal of the ghost in the [[Film/AChristmasCarol1984 1984 film]].


* {{Bowdlerize}}: The junior novelization changes Fred's wife guessing "an ass" in Yes and No to "a dog," which still gets the same response.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: The junior novelization changes Fred's wife guessing "an ass" in Yes and No to "a dog," which still gets the same response.


** A nod is also given to ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (another Disney incarnation of the tale) when Scrooge is hanging from a root above his own grave while a hellish light beams up from his coffin.

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** A nod is also given to ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' ''WesternAnimation/MickeysChristmasCarol'' (another Disney incarnation of the tale) when Scrooge is hanging from a root above his own grave while a hellish light beams up from his coffin.


* BodyHorror: Marley is shown to be in a state of decay even as a spirit. At one point, during one of his ghostly wailing fits, his cheeks split open, and he dislocates his own jaw, forcing him to manually move it to talk.

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* BodyHorror: Marley is shown to be in a state of decay even as a spirit. At one point, during one of his ghostly wailing fits, his cheeks split open, and he dislocates his own jaw, forcing him to manually move it to talk. This is TruthInTelevision by the way, the jaw tissues are among the first to decay upon death, resulting in the unsettling "screaming corpse" effect, since there's nothing holding it closed anymore. That's the reason for why Marley wears a cloth around his head, that's how corpses were buried before embalming was common.


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Ignorance and Want transform into adults, Want becomes what is clearly supposed to be a prostitute. It makes sense, considering [[PerpetualPoverty what she's the anthropomorphic representation of]], but still rather shocking for a Disney movie.

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* TakeThat: The movie alters a line of the Ghost of Christmas Present during the discussion about closing the Bake Shops every seventh day by introducing the identifier of "Men of the cloth", changing a criticism of MoralGuardians in general to a shot at clergy in particular.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Ignorance and Want transform into adults, Want becomes what is clearly supposed to be a prostitute. It makes sense, considering [[PerpetualPoverty what she's the anthropomorphic representation of]], but still rather shocking for a Disney movie.

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* ActorAllusion:
** Jim Carrey plays a [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 cruel old miser]], who must [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas learn to love christmas]], through [[Film/BruceAlmighty encounters with supernatural entities]] who take him for [[Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind a walk down memory-lane]], until [[Film/YesMan he opens himself to what life has to offer]].
** Scrooge rides on the back of a carriage, waving at people through the street. Many people took this to be a ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' reference - which was unintentional by Robert Zemeckis.
** Scrooge's appearance is also modeled after the puppet shown in ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', also directed by Robert Zemeckis.


* AdaptationalVillainy: In canon, Scrooge was said to be honest even before the ghosts changed him. In this film, he [[RobbingTheDead steals the gold coins that were covering the late Jacob Marley's eyes]].

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In canon, Scrooge was said to be honest even before the ghosts changed him. In this film, he [[RobbingTheDead steals the gold coins that were covering the late Jacob Marley's eyes]].eyes]].
** Unlike other incarnations, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come actively torments Scrooge in ways such as bursting out to knock him over, chasing him from atop a stagecoach pulled by stampeding horses, and shrinking him down to an extremely small size.

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* BodyHorror: Marley is shown to be in a state of decay even as a spirit. At one point, during one of his ghostly wailing fits, his cheeks split open, and he dislocates his own jaw, forcing him to manually move it to talk.

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* ActionizedAdaptation: The film adds an action scene of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come chasing Scrooge with Jacob Marley's funeral wagon and shrinking him to the size of a rat, none of which was in the book. Scrooge is also physically flung around a lot by the ghosts and the effects of their visits, while in the book he's just spirited to places.

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