The Man Who Invented Christmas (Review)

This movie means so much to me as an author (it perfectly captures the agony and ecstasy), as a reader (nerdiness abounds), as a human who doesn’t always deal with the past well and sometimes finds fictional people more “real” than living, breathing ones. Much to think about, much to love about life.

The Victorian backdrop and the perfectly subtle, creative references to A Christmas Carol were an absolute delight. Dan Stevens is a powerful actor, though I love the whole cast really.

It’s an intensely frightening moment when the message you’re writing for other people is exactly the one you need to hear…

I didn’t grow up on this movie, but I already feel it becoming a tradition. πŸ’š

CW: extreme poverty, verbal abuse, dead rodent, angry conversations, ghosts πŸ˜‰, familial hurt. A scene where the walls of a hole shrink in at intervals may trigger claustrophobia.


9 thoughts on “The Man Who Invented Christmas (Review)

  1. So sorry I’m late to the party! *glares at WIP/misc. writing projects that’s been taking up all my time* I saw it in my email, and then totally forgot to drop a comment *slams palm onto forehead* Haha, I can be a dork!

    Anyway! How have you been, Kate? I hope things have been well.

    Ooo, I saw an ad for this movie and I’m super intrigued! I love movies about famous authors. And since my sister and I just watched Great Expectations, now I’m even more curious to learn about Dickens. Do you have other favorite movies about authors?

    (Eep! Before I forget *as I’m prone to do XD*, my sister and I have started a children’s blog, and we’ve been inviting friends and family to come visit! If you’re interested, feel free to drop by!)

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    1. Haha, no worries! I’m late to my own party a lot this year too (*glares at computer showing me the date*), and those are some pretty delightful things to be busy with.

      I’m doing well! I’ll be writing a miscellaneous update post (or a few) here soon, so I don’t want to spoil anything, but a lot of life changes and twists. πŸ˜‰

      Ooo, I think you’ll love it! I actually watched Great Expectations (the new version) recently and loved it. It was unlike anything else I’ve seen in style. Hmmm… I love The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (that’s a keyboard full, lol). I can’t think of any others off the top of my head, but I’m always on the lookout.

      Oh, that’s awesome! Good luck. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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