Caroline Langrishe (Janet Hollywell) previously co-starred with late greats Anthony Perkins and Richard Jordan in Lord Grade's production of Les Miserables.
Liz Smith played Mrs. Dilber in both the 1984 version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ starring George C. Scott and the 1999 version starring Patrick Stewart.
The United States broadcast was originally sponsored by IBM.
Two of Susannah York's (Mrs. Cratchit) real-life children portrayed two of the Cratchit kids on-screen.
Angela Pleasance (The Ghost of Christmas Past) is Donald Pleasance's daughter.
Joanne "Fan" Whalley (Fan Scrooge-Hollywell) would later marry American actor Val Kilmer, shortly after co-starring with him in Willow.
Roger Rees (Fred Hollywell) went on to co-star as the Sheriff of Rottingham in Mel Brooks's Robin Hood: Men In Tights.
Michael Gough (Mr. Poole) went on to portray butler Alfred Pennyworth in all four Batman movies (1989--1997).
This is, perhaps, the only version of ACC in which Scrooge wears trousers, shirt and a vest (with a period correct dressing gown over them) instead of merely his nightgown, slippers and cap. (Rumor has it that George C. Scott openly reeled at the very thought of portraying Scrooge under such conditions...especially in mid-winter England.) Scott's costume agrees with Dicken's description in the novel.
Several of the actors had appeared in previous adaptations of Dickens, most famously Rees (Fred Hollywell) in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Scott (Ebenezer Scrooge) had played Fagin in a television version of Oliver Twist two years previously, and Timothy Bateson, who played Fezziwig, had appeared as Mr. Dick in a 1974 television production of David Copperfield.
The church where Scrooge is shown to be buried is St. Chad's Cathedral (R.C.) in Shrewsbury, England. Today, if you visit the cathedral, the actual gravestone prop is still there, fully intact.
Director Clive Donner was the film editor on Scrooge (1951).
Edward Woodward replaced Leo McKern as The Ghost of Christmas Present.
Pat Keen, Rebecca Saire, Basil Henson and Richard Huw were interviewed for parts.
This was the last film for Derek Francis (Pemberton).