性情刻薄、冷酷的守财奴埃比尼泽•斯克鲁奇（金•凯瑞 Jim Carrey 配音），在圣诞节来临之际，却厌恶一切庆祝活动，还拒绝了侄子弗莱德（科林•费斯 Colin Firth 配音）的盛情邀请。
There are many things from which I have derived good and have not profited. Christmas being among them. But I have always thought of Christmas as a kind, charitable time. The only time when men open their shut-up hearts and think of all people as fellow travellers to the grave and not some other race of creatures bound on other journeys.
You fear the world too much, Ebenezer.
He frightened everyone away while he was alive. Only to profit us now that he's dead.
Men's courses in life foreshadow certain ends.
Next year we must have this dinner at my house. I insist. I'll spare no expense. After all, you can't take it with you, can you?