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Christmas comes early with Disney “Christmas Carol” train



Christmas is coming early this year, courtesy of a 40-city train tour of the United States to promote the upcoming  3-D animated movie “Disney’s A Christmas Carol.”

With a snowy backdrop complete with carolers, decorations and all the sights and sounds of Christmas, the four vintage rail cars will offer Americans a sneak peek of the new movie as well as artwork, costumes from the film and artifacts from the Charles Dickens museum in London.

The train starts off in sunny Los Angeles on May 22 and will makes 40 stops in 36 states, before ending its journey stopped at New York’s Grand Central Terminal from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, in chilly weather that will be more appropriate for the film.

The movie, featuring Jim Carrey playing the Ebenezer Scrooge of “Bah, humbug!” fame, as well as seven other roles. It opens in U.S. theaters on November 6.