Ms. Scrooge (1997)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Fantasy, Drama  |  10 December 1997 (USA)
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A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.



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


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

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Let's just say she didn't make Santa's 'nice' list. See more »


Fantasy | Drama


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Release Date:

10 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Espíritos de Natal  »

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1.33 : 1
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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]
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21 June 1999 | by (Anderson, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Too many tragedies and disappointments made Ms. Scrooge start to build walls. She wasn't born that way. In fact, at the start of the show, she was very open and giving. As the spirits review her life, you share both the joys and sadness that have come her way--and feel sad at the way things will turn out if she doesn't change. The final scene will be sure to get to you even if nothing else gets to you first--and I can assure you that you'll, more likely than not, be "gotten to" and will be reaching for the tissues long before then!

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