60 Second Verdict: The Man Who Invented Christmas – Hope 103.2

60 Second Verdict: The Man Who Invented Christmas

The famous Christmas story of Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas, told from the author’s perspective.

By Mark HadleyMonday 4 Dec 2017The Big PictureMoviesReading Time: 1 minute

The famous Christmas story of Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas, told from the author’s perspective. Charles Dickens is struggling financially and needs a best-seller – fast! But as he settles down to write, the audience discovers that many of Scrooge’s personal problems actually find their origins in Charles. 

RATEDThe Man Who Invented Christmas is rated PG for Mild Themes

AUDIENCE: A fairly fun and warm-hearted film aimed at adults looking for a quirky Christmas tale

WHAT’S GOOD: It’s a fresh way of looking at a Christmas story that’s been made for the big and small screen at least 14 times

WHAT’S NOT: The Man Who Invented Christmas is a huge overstatement as a title. The best that can be said for Dickens is that he reminded his peers that charity is at the heart of Christmas.

SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING: The Man Who Invented Christmas actually has nothing to say about the man who really invented Christmas. It’s almost incredible that you can have a Christmas story about our mutual need for mercy, forgiveness and love without once mentioning Jesus and the events of the first Christmas … except that this world has been doing its best to ignore God’s role in Christmas for many years now.

RELEASE DATE: The Man Who Invented Christmas is in cinemas now

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