My Favorite Holidays Movies: 2: The Man Who Invented Christmas



I have several Christmas movies that carry great meaning to me and that I have loved over many years. I have written about them before in this blog, and I will continue to do so. Now, however, I want to make a new entry into my list of favorite Christmas movies.

The Man Who Invented Christmas is an extraordinary film that was released two years ago. It is a wonderful movie  that explores the creative process of Charles Dickens as he wrote the classic novel, A Christmas Carol. The director is Bharat Nalluri, and this work is marvelous! We get a direct entrance into Dickens’ mind as he struggles with his writing. His characters appear and talk to him, which is an excellent touch.

The film is based on the book by Les Standiford, and the stars are Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce. The entire cast, without exception, give extraordinary performances. Christopher Plummer as Scrooge is especially brilliant. Dan Stevens should be recognized as one of the finest actors today.

This film delivers the message of Dickens’ masterpiece, that humanity should be the business of everyone, that money should not be the focus of our lives, and that we should all try to help each other. It will capture your heart and soul, and it is a film I recommend completely! On a system of 5 stars, I give it five!


Please, do yourself a favor, and watch this movie!

25 thoughts on “My Favorite Holidays Movies: 2: The Man Who Invented Christmas

  1. I watched this last year after seeing your recommendation, and I loved it. I even bought the book L:) I watched it again a couple of days ago. It is a brilliant look at Charles Dickens and his writing process, and I wish my characters could talk to me like that. I might get more writing done that way 😀

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  2. I saw this movie for the first time last night. It is wonderful. I love the way the story is told. It’s everything we are told about writing – told from the writer’s perspective. I add my recommendation to yours.
    Happy Christmas!

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  3. One of my absolute FAVES! too!!! Stumbled across it not long after it came out – but yes, all you said, and more!! One of those fantabulous works that don’t always make generic ‘top 10 lists’ done by many online world!

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