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

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Young Ebenita (as Rae'ven Kelly)
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Teenage Ebenita
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Spirit Present
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Ashley Brown ...
Chris
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Sis Cratchit
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Marie
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A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

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A Christmas Classic Everyone Can Believe In See more »

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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 Mr. Scrooge (1964) See more »

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
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Performed by Michael Beach and the Church of God Choir
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wonderful adaption of _A_Christmas_Carol_
27 December 1998 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

_Ms._Scrooge_ is a remake of Charles Dickens' _A_Christmas_Carol_. If you are tired of Scrooge as a crotchety old English guy, you can now see the same story modernized with an elderly black woman playing Scrooge. The adaption is well done, and the contrast with the original story is part of the fun.

Cicely Tyson plays Scrooge. I first noticed her years ago in the movie _Autobiograpy_of_Miss_Jane_Pittman_. That award-winning movie and _Ms._Scrooge_ together make an interesting set. In both, Cicely is shown at different times of her life to develop a personal history of how she became who she is now. While the _Autobiography_ is a better movie, _Ms._Scrooge_ is still very good.

The supporting cast does an excellent job. Perhaps Katherine Helmund goes over the top as Maude Marley, and she appears to be enjoying her state more than one would think a lost soul should. Still, she effectively sets the stage for what Scrooge is yet to experience. Julian Richings is totally eery as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Roles where actors don't speak have got to be hard to play, but Julian finds the way.


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