In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas Carol, but they passed. Desperate, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Slipping into the world of his novel, he spent the next six weeks laughing and arguing with his characters, acting out scenes like a madman on the streets of London for hours on end. With a powerful performance from Dan Stevens, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is a film for all ages about the most iconic Christmas story ever written and the genius behind it. The film also stars Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music) as Ebenezer Scrooge and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) as John Dickens.

  1. Les Standiford


  2. Susan Coyne


  3. Bharat Nalluri


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dan Stevens

    Dan Stevens

    Charles Dickens

  2. Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer

    Ebenezer Scrooge

  3. Jonathan Pryce

    Jonathan Pryce

    John Dickens

  4. Miriam Margolyes

    Miriam Margolyes

    Mrs. Fisk

  5. Simon Callow

    Simon Callow


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The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Man Who Invented Christmas



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 22, 2017


  • March 6, 2018


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue $5,676,486.00

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