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In a world where all of history occurred at once because River Song refused to kill the Doctor, Charles Dickens gave some details about his "new Christmas special" on TV, at 5:02pm 22 April 2011, as that was always the time and date in that timeline. He said that it would involve ghosts and the past, the present and future, all at the same time. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
Behind the scenes
- One idea for the first two stories of Doctor Who was a take on a Christmas Carol, with the ghost of Jacob Marley really being the Doctor, only slightly tipsy. 
- Simon Callow who portrayed Charles Dickens in The Unquiet Dead, previously portrayed both Dickens and Ebenezer Scrooge in the 2001 animated Christmas Carol: The Movie. The movie began with a live-action sequence of Callow as Dickens performing a live reading.
- David Collings played Bob Cratchit in the 1970 musical film Scrooge.
- Richard E Grant played Bob Cratchit in the 1999 TV film A Christmas Carol.
- David Warner played Bob Cratchit in the 1984 TV film A Christmas Carol.
- Mark Strickson played young Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1984 film A Christmas Carol.
- Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent Nicola Bryant and Miriam Margolyes all appeared in the 1988 Blackadder Special Blackadder's Christmas Carol.
- In the 1993 film A Muppet Christmas Carol, Steven Mackintosh played Scrooge's nephew Fred, Robin Weaver played Fred's wife Clara, and David Shaw-Parker voiced Old Joe.
- Derek Jacobi played, or was one of multiple actors to play, Scrooge in the comedic adaptation, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong.