Last year, I saw an advertisement for The Man Who Invented Christmas, and I really wanted to watch it. It is the story of Charles Dickens writing A Christmas Carol. However, time got away from me, and I eventually forgot about the film. Fast forward eleven months to when a couple clean romance authors (Shaela Kay and Arlem Hawks) brought it back to my attention with high recommendations.
The next evening, I sat down with my husband to watch it together. I probably should have watched it alone with how much I cried throughout the dang thing. Fortunately, my husband chalked my sniffing up to a cold I didn't have.
I absolutely loved this movie, and I'm so sad I didn't watch it until this year! It spoke to me on so many levels, as an author, a reader, and as a person in general. It captures the exact feelings of a writer, from being interrupted in the middle of inspiration to being frustrated when characters don't cooperate and refuse to leave you alone. It is so well done.
I love the message of the book, and the movie just adds to it. It's inspiring, heartwarming, entertaining, funny, and just delightful. This movie will definitely be watched by me every year during Christmas, as well as every time I need a little inspiration to continue with my writing.
If you haven't seen it yet, watch it now! You won't regret it.
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