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An American Christmas Carol (TV Movie 1979) - Plot Summary Poster

(1979 TV Movie)

Plot Summary

  • In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, and he becomes a caring, generous, amiable man.

    - Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>
  • In an American town, an old bitter miser is given a ghostly chance at redemption on Christmas Eve.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

Based in the depression era, a take on the "Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. "Mr Benjamin Slade" as played by Henry Winkler...

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