Just saw this film last night and it was much better than I expected. I figured that because it was a Disney film they would makes things seem a bit lighter, that Marley's ghost and the ghost of Christmas yet to come wouldn't be too scary. While watching the film, I realized that Disney did not end up censoring the creepy factors of Charles Dickens' classic tale, instead they celebrated them.
Seeing the film in 3-D is quite and experience: the animation is so detailed and the movements are more realistic than most animated films due to the performance capturing technique that was also used in Polar Express. This automatically made my friends and I feel like we were in the movie, as cliche as it sounds. As the film went on, however, this feeling only got more extreme as things became more frightening. Marley's visit, Ignorance & Want, The ghost of Christmas yet to come... before we knew it, we were all huddled together anticipating the moments where things literally jumped out of the screen.
I was personally glad that they kept this story so creepy and frightening, it really made me feel like I was Scrooge himself, the script was also as rich as Dickens' own words, which kept the story very original. I don't how everyone else feels when they go to this film expecting holiday cheer, especially the parents, but for me: I always love a thriller!