Christmas is here but Grouchy Smurf is in no mood to celebrate and in fact his grouchiness has led to some bad behaviour which upsets the other Smurfs. But after being mean spirited to others Papa Smurf concocts a potion which leads to Grouchy Smurf being visited by the Ghost Smurfs of Christmas Past, Present and Future to fill him with the Smurf spirit and start to appreciate Christmas.
The Smurfs singing a Christmas carol whilst walking through a decorated Smurf village, that alone was enough to make me smile and that is before we come across Grouchy Smurf. But wait there is more as whilst "The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol" opens up in the CGI animated style of the modern Smurf movies when Grouchy is visited by the Ghost Smurf of Christmas Past we go back to the animation style of the 80s and that put an even bigger smile on my face, reminding me of being a child at Christmas. And on top of that there is a fun interpretation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" with Grouchy's grouchiness explained thanks to only getting a new hat every Christmas. As such this is an entertaining introduction to Dickens' classic story for those who are young and are yet to discover there are many different versions of this story to watch.
What this all boils down to is that even as a grown up "The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol" put a huge smile on my face for a variety of reasons and I am sure that if you like the Smurfs or Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" you will enjoy it as well.