Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a lighter version of Dickens' classic, so it is good family fare, but mediocre songs bog the story down. The long-winded ending takes a bizarre detour from Dickens's classic source material. Six-, 7- and 8-year-olds will enjoy the songs and the lively story, but the youngest may not go for the ghost angle, which may frighten them. Older kids can use an occasional reminder of what Christmas is really about. A meatier version might be in order for teens and adults.
The appearance of the ghost of Jacob Marley and some moderately grotesque flying spirits. Scrooge falls into his own grave and lands in hell.
This is a powerfully moralistic tale demonstrating not only how greed can overshadow love, but how even a seemingly hopeless man can turn his life around.
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