Holly on Hollywood – The Man Who Invented Christmas

Holly on Hollywood
“The Man Who Invented Christmas”
by Holly McClure

“The Man Who Invented Christmas” is a fictionalized drama set in 1843, about how 31 year old English author Charles Dickens was inspired by real-life characters to write the Christmas themed story – A Christmas Carol. Dickens (Dan Stevens) is looking for his next novel idea, when a series of strangers, relatives, and friends, inspire him to write about Christmas. As his story ideas develop, his main character Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) appears to him, suggesting topics he should focus on for different characters. When Dickens’ father shows up unannounced, his presence brings back painful memories for Charles about being abandoned by his dad when he was young and forced to work in a factory where he was bullied and mistreated. Ultimately, as Dickens is developing his novel, he learns to forgive his father, gains a new compassion for those in need and a heart to be generous…just like his character Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
The Man Who Invented Christmas

The PG family friendly story is more for mature pre-teens to adults, because of it being a period piece. People speak with accents and there are mature themes dealing with a flashback to Charles being abandoned by his father and forced to work in a factory. The way the story is told is entertaining, well-acted and fun to watch how a great cast creates the characters who could have inspired A Christmas Carol. Stevens gives a convincing performance as Dickens, Plummer is brilliant as the real and imagined Scrooge, and Jonathan Pryce manages to be lovable as Dickens’ father who tries to live off his son’s fame. Dickens wrote his book 174 years ago in less than two months in the fall of 1843. He chose the artist for illustrations, the look of the book and published it himself. And thanks to Scrooge’s turn of heart, Dickens saved his career and perhaps, Christmas itself. “God bless us, every one!”

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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