A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

By Robert Zemeckis

  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Release Date: 2009-11-06
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Production Company: Rainmaker Studios
  • Production Country: Canada
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 501 Ratings


From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens beloved tale Disney's A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas -- but he must act on it before it's too late. This exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come.




  • Very enjoyable

    By Facts Please!
    I love this version of “Christmas Carol.” It has a great message and is very entertaining.
  • iTunes Extras needed

    By NHKOsakaTokyo
    Good movie, but please add iTunes Extras and Special Features though and include the deleted scenes that they show on TV ABC Family during Christmas time. I have discovered that the Special Features for this film is on the DVD/Blu-Ray release, but not included on iTunes. This is really annoying to me when the Special Features appear on the Home Video releases of movies, but not on iTunes because technology is advancing everyday.
  • Spectacular 3D Holiday Treat

    By Just another movie review
    Before you guys start reading, this is a review for the 3D effects of A Christmas Carol and not the actual film itself. We’re gonna break down the 3D aspects Cinemablend style. In case you haven’t read the To 3D or Not articles, we’re gonna separate the 3D aspects into 7 different categories each worth 5 points if they make full marks in that category. So here we go. (This review is for the Blu-Ray 3D version of the movie and not the theatrical 3D experience). Does it fit? 5/5 At first, you’d probably think that the story of A Christmas Carol, a story about a man who is haunted by 3 ghosts and taught to be generous and kind, is not exactly the kind of film that one would consider to do in the 3D format. This is not because the story is bad, but because it’s not the kind of thing that would pump you up hoping for the 3D effects. But this movie finds every opportunity to use 3D to become crucial to the experience of the film. From the vast London views to the ghosts to the jump scares, this movie becomes the perfect fit for 3D. Planning and effort 5/5 If there’s any opportunity to use 3D, Robert Zemeckis is guaranteed to take advantage of it. And it definitely shows. Not only that, but everything surrounding the 3D like the health and glasses off test is well taken care of. So you can be sure that the planning and effort behind this films 3D definitely spares no expense. Before the window 5/5 This is the category that determines how much objects are known to protrude the screen. In A Christmas Carol, this area wastes no opportunity. At the height of its fun, there are frightening jump scares involving ghosts, chains, and pieces of teeth (or door knocker, whatever it is). And even in it’s more tame moments, peoples’ faces and hands, torches, whips, snowfall, and every other thing imaginable that can protrude the screen will. This area is a giant success. Beyond the window 5/5 This is the area that determines how much the movie will use the 3D to draw your eyes into the world of the movie. This area is also absolutely fantastic. Right from the start, the beginning montage of London is beautiful showing off the depth that the 3D uses to fully immersive you into the world of A Christmas Carol. And the movie never lets this up taking advantage of its beyond the window area in every place it can. From the invisible floor to chase scenes to the inside of a giant clock, A Christmas Carol takes just as much advantage of this as it does of the before the window area. Brightness 3/5 This is the only place of the films 3D that I would ever so slightly complain about. For the most part, the film remains bright. And even during its slightly less bright scenes, you never have to squint to make out what’s happening. The only reason I would complain is that there are a few moments like the scenes in Scrooge’s home and during the Ghost of Christmas Future chase scene when the darkness, while doesn’t murk the overall image, is enough to make you want to take off your glasses every once in a while. But other than that, this movie remains very watchable. Glasses off test 5/5 This is where we determine how blurry the screen is when you take your glasses off. The rule is that the more blur, the more 3D your getting. A Christmas Carol has been done so well that this category is a success in this category through and through. There are only like 2 or 3 brief moments when the background seems to become less separated and the depth lets out. But these are not during very crucial scenes and in no way ruin what’s otherwise, a glasses off test success. Audience Health 5/5 A Christmas Carol may have chase scenes and a couple brightness issues. But whether if it’s the careful planning and effort or my unnaturally strong stomach, I experienced no health problems whatsoever. And I’m pretty sure that you won’t either. Conclusion 33/35 I’ve seen a lot of 3D films in my time. And for the most part, a lot of these films, while do have great 3D, can be pretty much enjoyed to the same extent story wise in 2D. But there are very few 3D films I’ve seen where the 3D is actually CRUCIAL to experiencing the film correctly story wise and visually. A Christmas Carol is one of them up there with Gravity. This is by far one of the best 3D experiences I’ve ever seen. The movie itself can tend to go either way. But if you have even the most remote opportunity to see A Christmas Carol in 3D, don’t hesitate and do so. It is nothing less than an unforgettable experience.
  • Great adaptation but not for kids

    By Jgrn19
    I’ve read the book and this movie stays true to it. I really like this version but I think it might be too scary for kids. Odd being that this is a Disney movie. That being said, it’s an excellent movie.
  • A Christmas Carol

    By jjny83
    Best Christmas Carol I've seen ever.

    By J2-BIRD
    A visual treat. Lost in some places but a wonderful adaption of a classic story.
  • So Good

    By Adriana M. Hillstrom
    I actually JUST saw this. I love it. It was so good. Kinda scary but absolutely love this version. I got it like 5 years ago, & just saw it. So realistic too.
  • Not bad

    By GamerTy21
  • Amazing

    By One13 16
    Love it so much❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Not for kids

    By mosesmerkwan
    this is a Christmas classic but shouldn’t be a PG movie it has some violent gross scary and disturbing scenes for instance. Spoiler alert!: a ghost went up Scrooge and in the middle of the conversation the ghost snapped his jaw and it started hanging off his mouth So... grab some popcorn, friends, and 3D glasses And remember no kids.