A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ebbie (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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.

Director: George Kaczender
Stars: Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea
A Grandpa for Christmas (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, Becca. Bert, about to sell his house and move into a ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Katherine Helmond, Juliette Goglia
A Diva's Christmas Carol (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Musical | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A remake of the Dicken's classic, "A Christmas Carol" featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.

Director: Richard Schenkman
Stars: Vanessa Williams, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, John Taylor
Santa, Jr. (TV Movie 2002)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Father Christmas's son tries to follow in his father's footsteps, but gets arrested while delivering presents.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Lauren Holly, Judd Nelson, Nick Stabile
Scrooged (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A newly appointed food critic finds her life turned upside down when her uninhibited mother arrives announced at Christmas. Desperate to offload her, she enlists the help of a young chef, with surprising results.

Director: Sheldon Larry
Stars: Christine Baranski, Carly Pope, Bobby Cannavale
The Christmas Pageant (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a temperamental Broadway director is fired from yet another job, she is forced to direct a community Christmas pageant.

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Robert Mailhouse, Candice Azzara
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison
The Thanksgiving House (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a Boston lawyer inherits a house in Plymouth from her late aunt, she has no idea she may have inherited a historical treasure. Her initial desire to sell the house is supported by her ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Emily Rose, Justin Bruening, Julia Jones
The Christmas Spirit (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A women lands in a coma but realizes her spirit is awake, so she tries to communicate with people in her town and convinces them to change their minds about pending real-estate development in their community.

Director: Jack Angelo
Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Nicollette Sheridan, Olympia Dukakis
An Old Fashioned Christmas (TV Movie 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When an English aristocrat and her Granddaughter, Tilly, visit relatives in Ireland for the Christmas holidays, they find that the family has become impoverished and is looking to try and ... See full summary »

Director: Don McBrearty
Stars: Catherine Steadman, Jacqueline Bisset, Leon Ockenden
Finding Mrs. Claus (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Mrs. Claus (Mira Sorvino) feels neglected by her less than attentive husband (Will Sasso), she goes to Las Vegas to help a little girl with her Christmas wish. But when Santa finds out... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jean
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Will Sasso, Laura Vandervoort
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Reverend Luke
...
...
Young Ebenita (as Rae'ven Kelly)
...
Teenage Ebenita
Ken James ...
Sam Catherwood
...
William Greenblatt ...
...
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Spirit Present
...
Ashley Brown ...
Chris
Natasha Greenblatt ...
Sis Cratchit
...
Marie
Edit

Storyline

A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Christmas Classic Everyone Can Believe In See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Espíritos de Natal  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Maude Marley: [Appearing in a flash of Light] Ta Da! I always did like a big entrance, didn't I?
[light fades]
Maude Marley: How's tricks, Ebenita?
Ms. Ebenita Scrooge: Maude?
Maude Marley: You haven't said a word about my outfit.
Ms. Ebenita Scrooge: [laughing to herself] Oh, it can't be Maude. She's dead. I buried her.
Maude Marley: And rather hastily, I might add. Afraid I might come back to life? Reclaim my possessions?
[Ebenita slowly reaches for the phone]
Maude Marley: Now I can't.
[as Ebenita's hand gets to the phone]
[...]
See more »

Connections

Version of The Christmas Carol (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Angels from the Realms of Glory
(uncredited)
Written by James Montgomery
Performed by the Church of God Choir
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
sorry to be an old humbug...
27 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...but this has to be the worst A Christmas Carol adaptation of all time. And that takes some doing, what with the likes of various Lifetime efforts. Don't get me wrong--I have nothing against Cicely Tyson. I've enjoyed her tremendously in other roles (look at Sipsey in Fried Green Tomatoes, for example). But the script gives her no option but to chew the scenery. And chew it she does, with all the enthusiasm of Tiny Tim tying into a Christmas goose.

Give me the classics anytime: Alastair Sim, 1951. With the exception maybe of Scrooged, all the others are just over-the-top efforts to grasp the past, present, or future Spirit of Christmas.


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cicely's 'Ebenita' voice. lnlypoet
Discuss Ms. Scrooge (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?