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* AwardBaitSong: Kate Winslet recorded "What If" for the film's soundtrack, which overshadowed its source completely.

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* AwardBaitSong: Kate Winslet recorded "What If" "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vId_4r925o What If]]" for the film's soundtrack, which overshadowed its source completely.


* CanonForeigner: No matter what the movie says, ''A Christmas Carol'' did not start with a mouse named Gabriel.

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* CanonForeigner: No matter what the movie says, ''A Christmas Carol'' did not start with a mouse named Gabriel.Gabriel. In the live-action finale, Dickens admits he has improvised that part (thanks to a mouse scaring a lady from the audience half to death in the beginning).

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* AgeLift: Scrooge is middle-aged to young here, unlike the book where he's elderly.

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* MaybeEverAfter: The ending doesn't explicitly show [[spoiler: Scrooge and Belle getting back together romantically]], but the clear implication is that they will.


* MoodWhiplash: Any scene that's dramatic or scary has the mice acting cute soon after.

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* MoodWhiplash: Any scene that's dramatic or scary has the mice acting cute soon after.to lighten the mood.

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* MoodWhiplash: Any scene that's dramatic or scary has the mice acting cute soon after.

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* CompositeCharacter: Belle and her boss double as the future debtors relieved at Scrooge's death.


* AscendedExtra: Both Belle and Old Joe have more to do in this adaptation. In the present day, Belle is a nurse who helps care for the sick Tiny Tim, and Old Joe is a henchman of Scrooge's who arrests or robs people who owe Scrooge debt.

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* AscendedExtra: Both Belle and Old Joe have more to do in this adaptation. In the present day, Belle is a nurse who helps care for the sick Tiny Tim, and Old Joe is a henchman of Scrooge's who arrests or and robs people who owe Scrooge debt.


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* EasilyForgiven: Bob Cratchit forgives Scrooge for throwing water on Tiny Tim and triggering a relapse of his illness.


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* LivingShadow: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is a towering, skeletal shadowy figure whose robes melt into future scenes.


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* PrecisionFStrike: Scrooge curses at his younger self for letting Belle go.

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* DisneyAcidSequence: The Ghost of Christmas Present spreading cheer is ''very'' trippy, done in bright, clashing colors and deliberately limited animation.


* PetTheDog: Scrooge can't resist the mice and their cuteness and pets them.

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* PetTheDog: Scrooge can't resist the mice and their cuteness and cuteness, pets them, and even feeds them.


* AdaptationExpansion: This version gives Belle a subplot in the present day, where she writes to Scrooge begging him to relent, and in the Future sequence, Jacob Marley reappears to chain Scrooge like the other wandering spirits.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Marley's ghost haunts Scrooge before he leaves work, with the doorknocker scene still happening when he arrives at home.
* AdaptationExpansion: This version gives Belle a subplot in the present day, where she writes to Scrooge begging him to relent, relent on his debts, and in the Future sequence, Jacob Marley reappears to chain Scrooge like the other wandering spirits.

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* RealIsBrown: Almost all of the London scenes are done in very muted shades of brown.

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* AdaptationExpansion: This version gives Belle a subplot in the present day, where she writes to Scrooge begging him to relent, and in the Future sequence, Jacob Marley reappears to chain Scrooge like the other wandering spirits.


* LimitedAnimation: Animation frames are skipped on occasion, and the characters' animation is fairly limited.



* SceneryPorn: The backgrounds and visual effects are very well-animated.

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* PetTheDog: Scrooge can't resist the mice and their cuteness and pets them.
* SceneryPorn: The backgrounds and visual effects are very well-animated.well-drawn.
* StronglyWordedLetter: After her boss is arrested for failing to pay a debt, Belle writes to Scrooge asking for leniency. The mice spend much of the movie trying to get him to read said letter.

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