The Man Who Invented Christmas
Out in theaters November 22nd!
As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world. The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.
Directed by Bharat Nalluri and starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce, The Man Who Invented Christmas is based on the book by Les Standiford.
Watch the trailer below!
You can also watch this extended featurette, including interviews with the cast, producers and author Les Standiford.
You can read the New York Times review of the film here. And check out these interviews with Les Standiford from CBS4 Miami and WSVN7 Miami below!
Based on the New York Times “Editors Choice” and New York Times Best-Seller!
Praise for The Man Who Invented Christmas
“Revisits the genesis of the great English writer's most enduring book…[along with] stories about how December 25 became Christmas; how fir trees, greeting cards, turkeys and Santa got involved; and how Christmas transformed from a minor holiday, secondary on the Christian calendar to Easter, into the multimonth mega-holiday/shopping spree it has become….One major narrative thread is Dickens's troubled childhood, which occasioned some of the greatest fiction in the English language. At the time he created A Christmas Carol (1843), however, the author's career was slipping…he was in debt and additionally burdened by supporting his improvident father. He wrote his Christmas fable in six swift weeks, and the first printing of 6,000 copies sold out in days, though the expenses of publication negated much of the author's initial profit. Career revived, Dickens wrote four more Christmas books, all popular and all swiftly summarized here. A Christmas Carol would prove astonishingly durable, transforming into plays, films, cartoons, radio and TV shows, and an irascible Disney drake named McDuck. The author rightly focuses on the secular humanism and benevolence Dickens espoused.” — Kirkus Reviews