This Disney adaptation of A Christmas Carol is a computer animated motion-capture film from 2009. Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, and Colin Firth star. This is fascinating to watch. It's far from cheerful, though, and I think it's one of the darkest and grimmest.
The NYT calls it "a big, noisy and sometimes terrifying version," "in the midst of obeying the rules of modern-day spectacle, it sticks close to some of the sturdy virtues of the source material," and regrets the attempt to "juice up the third act with action-movie thrills". The Guardian says, "It's a faithful adaptation, and if you're taking little kids to see it, well, watch out –there are some scary moments ... But there is a weird lack of passion here, almost condescension..."
Because this blog does not consist of a single focus topic I chose the name Divers and Sundry where "Divers" means being of many and various kinds, and "Sundry" means consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds.