Start out all black, fade up to shot of window showing Snowfall in the night. perhaps near street lamp. Sound effects fade up, snow blowing perhaps low pad of music underneath.
cut to black again, slowly fading up and in and out, as if awaking out of sleep, start to hear whispering scrooge, chains climbing stairs, door pounding and shaking handle, subject awake and making nervous sounds. Calls for scrooge get louder.
Door creaks open and a louder "Scrooge" and chains hit, then fade to series title with sleigh bells playing underneath.