The Man Who Invented Christmas (featuring, among others, the great Christopher Plummer) offers a many-layered narration not only of the presumed genesis of one of Charles Dickens’ greatest publications, but also an entertaining and kind-hearted look into the deeper layers of the human heart. The film also explores the baggage of unforgiveness that we carry, the creativity that ensues from overcoming complacency, entitlement, and our most deep-rooted fears, and the role that our families play throughout life.
The story quite intelligently weaves history, fantasy, reality, and a little bit of magic into what will finally become one of the most famous products of English Christmas literature—A Christmas Carol.
The Man Who Invented Christmas can be purchased or rented online on various platforms.
A very interesting background explanation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol given by Michael Slater, The British Library
Charles Dickens on Wikipedia