Marley, Scrooges business partner, dies. 'Old Marley was as dead as a doornail'
7 years later, Scrooge is at work with his new clerk, Bob Cratchit, when Scrooges nephew come in to invite him to a Christmas feast.
Later that day Scrooge is sat in front the fire. Suddenly, Marley's ghost come out of nowhere and tells him that when the clock strikes 12, 3 spirits will come at different times to try and change his ways.
Before Scrooge knew it, the first spirit had appeared. It was the spirit of past.The spirit took Scrooge to his old school. There he witnesses a boy sitting down all alone when his sister come in and tells him that their dad is back and that they are going to have the best Christmas ever.
Scrooge then saw him as a young adult falling in love with a girl at a dance but as time grew he got more and more grumpy until the girl left him. After Scrooge had witnessed this the spirit of Christmas past disappeared and Scrooge was lead into a great hall where the spirit of Christmas present was sitting on a pile of treats.
The spirit of Christmas present shows him his nephews house playing charades and making fun of Scrooge. Then Bob Cratchits house with tiny Tim (who is very ill) coughing any getting more and more ill but after a while they finally have their Christmas feast and Mr Cratchit makes a toast to Scrooge.