Dan Stevens, left, as Charles Dickens, and Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge star in “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” Bleeker Street Media image

This month, the Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club gets into the spirit of the holiday season by watching and discussing the 2017 film “The Man Who Invented Christmas.”

Participants should watch the film prior to the discussion. The group is scheduled to meet on Zoom at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17.

To request the Zoom meeting link and details about how to watch the film, email [email protected].

The movie depicts the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim, and other classic characters from “A Christmas Carol.” Author Charles Dickens, played by Dan Stevens, mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.

Based on a true story, the film shows Dickens’s struggles with career doubts and economic pressures. He saw the new book project as a quick way to redeem both his ambition and pocketbook. But in wrestling with his story and its unruly characters, Dickens undergoes a plight not unlike his famous creation, Scrooge.

Dickens finds himself not simply composing a Christmas story, but living one as well, discovering through the process of writing a newfound gratitude for his friends, family and life, and a renewed belief in the power of giving to those in need.

The Friday Film Club meets the third Friday of each month, and new members are always welcome. For more information, visit the “What’s Happening” events calendar at librarycamden.org.