- Why didn't Scrooge say "die" before The Ghost of Xmas Future came?
- I think shock. The fact that an innocent child would succumb to sickness is pretty tragic. The fact he couldn't say it shows that even the old miserly codger was horrified at the notion and he couldn't even say it because he was just trying to absorb the notion.
- Also, just as he's saying "Tim will..." the lights in the house suddenly go off, which surprises him. Then he realizes the Ghost of Christmas Present is also gone.
Headscratchers / Mickey's Christmas Carol