In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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She knew the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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As the elevator door closes after Jake and Ebbie step in, Jake put his arms down to his side. In the next shot in the elevator after the door closes, he has them stretched out again. See more »

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Ghost of Christmas Past #1: [watching Ebbie break up with Paul] What's she thinking, Ms. Scrooge?
Ebbie: Nobody stays... they say they love you, but they leave you anyway.
Paul: Goodbye, Ebbie. I'll always love you.
[He sadly turns and walks away down the stairs as both Ebbies watch]
Ebbie: I didn't care if he left... I always knew he would. Can't rely on anybody, you have to take care of yourself.
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A New Twist On An Old Tale
9 June 1999 | by (Anderson, Indiana) – See all my reviews

I've seen many versions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and can find something good about each of them. My least favorite version (of those I've watched) is SCROOGED, because I find it too hyperkinetic and not all together. Even that one has redeeming qualities. EBBIE is something new and different. Not only is Dicken's timely-for-all-times tale brought into contemporary times, but SCROOGE is a woman--and played by one of my favorite soap opera characters, Susan Lucci. All of the technical aspects (e.g. the way Jake Marley communicates with God by cell-phone when dealing with getting Ebbie in the right spirit; the way that the familiar death scene [once portrayed by a neglected tombstone with Scrooge's name on it] is portrayed by the flat-line signal sound of a heart monitor in a lonely hospital room) sends out the clear message that this fine old Christmas tale hits home these days just as it did in the mid 1800's.


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