There are about a bajillion versions of A Christmas Carol out there, and of all of them, this one is...another one. It's not great, it's not terrible, it's just...good. It's not the one true definitive Christmas Carol, but if you like Patrick Stewart and you like this story there's something to be enjoyed here. My biggest issues with it are a couple things. For one, it's a bit too dark and ugly. Yes A Christmas Carol has some very dark moments, after all it is ultimately a ghost story, but they are offset by the happier moments and Christmas joy. This film seems to relish in the darkness and never totally come out of it. Second, some of the production design choices are a little weird. The sets are mostly fine, albeit very much TV movie quality, but some of the costume choices and directing (especially in regards to The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come) are downright laughable in their cheapness. Finally, Patrick Stewart himself. I freaking love Patrick Stewart, but I don't know if he's really the best Scrooge. He's too likable and has too much power to his persona, which contradicts the moments where Scrooge is supposed to be despicable or the moments where he's really cowering at the mercy of the spirits. It honestly feels like he's sort of sleepwalking through a lot of this movie. Subtlety is fine and dandy, but this goes beyond that to looking like he didn't really even care. I'm really shitting on this movie more than I want to, I don't actually hate it. It's A Christmas Carol, and I love A Christmas Carol. The fact is though it's just another take on A Christmas Carol, and not a particularly memorable one. I liked Bob Cratchett in it, and I loved the ending scenes where Scrooge is now nice just because seeing a giddy Patrick Stewart is always a delight, but nothing else really stands out to me. But I can't give it a negative review because, again, it's A freakin' Christmas Carol! Even the poorest of adaptations still have something to like. This is far from one of the poorest adaptations, it's just an okay one. But even an okay take on this story is still fun to watch around Christmas time. It's not going to be my go-to Christmas Carol movie, but I'm glad I saw it at least once.