I wanted to check this out in the theaters last year, but it just didn't happen, so we all missed out on all of Director Zemeckis bone jarring 3D version. Bummer, but me and the family still loved it. As for Carey, I have to say, he definately has the Christmas villian roles down (aka The Grinch for which he should have won an academy in my opinion) Sure, there are many versions of the Christmas Carol, probably more than any other movie ever made, but I can't honestly say that I have ever seen this Charles Dickens classic in it's entirety. I am glad I did, as there are a few details of the story I was not aware of, and it made for a great remake of this movie. It was so good I might just have to read the book. It's a classic story, so I can't actually rate it as a movie, but I recommed it for all to see. Enjoy this fabulous American tale about the meaning of Christmas!