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

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Reverend Luke
John Bourgeois ...
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Young Ebenita (as Rae'ven Kelly)
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Teenage Ebenita
Ken James ...
Sam Catherwood
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William Greenblatt ...
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Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Spirit Present
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Ashley Brown ...
Chris
Natasha Greenblatt ...
Sis Cratchit
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Marie
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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 »

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Fantasy | Drama

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10 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Espíritos de Natal  »

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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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Connections

Version of An American Carol (2008) See more »

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Deck the Halls
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Performed by the Salvation Army Band
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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.


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