What it's about:
The magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and other classic characters shows how Charles Dickens mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever turning the holiday season into the celebration we know today.
What the critics thought:
A surprisingly fresh movie about a story we all know very well. - Peter Howell, Toronto Star
It is all a bit frantic and flippant but if you are looking for something to fill you with festive spirit then you could do worse. - Allan Hunter, Daily Express (UK)
A lightweight, tinselly film with some nice touches and appealing performances, though it never lands its darker moments. - Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine
The best of all the Christmas movies coming out on the dot of December, The Man Who Invented Christmas is the tale of Charles Dickens coming up with his classic story A Christmas Carol. – Sarah Watt, Stuff.co.nz
A truly charming origin story of how Charles Dickens came to write A Christmas Carol. A better feel good movie for the holidays is not possible. Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer shine. - Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily