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A Christmas Carol (1999)

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

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(as David Jones)

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(written for television by), (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Old Joe
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Mrs. Bennett
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Crump
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Storyline

In 1840s London, Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited businessman who receives his terrifying comeuppance. One Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas? Written by Mike Konczewski

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In just one night, he has seen his past, his present, and his future... and they've all come back to haunt him.

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Drama | Fantasy

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PG | See all certifications »

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5 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Carol - Die Nacht vor Weihnachten  »

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Trivia

Prior to acting in this television film, Sir Patrick Stewart performed a series of successful theatrical readings of "A Christmas Carol" for Broadway and West End. See more »

Goofs

When Scrooge is back visiting his apprenticeship Christmas party, a sideways view of the musician playing the large serpentine wind instrument shows a large black mouthpiece hovering in front of his mouth, whereas moments earlier, from the front, it was a real gray trumpet-like mouthpiece actually attached to the instrument. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Clergyman: A man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower.
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Version of Ponds Theater: A Christmas Carol (1953) See more »

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I Want to Marry Rose
Performed by Ian McNeice and Annette Badland
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A wonderful telling of an old classic
17 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

Patrick Stewart demonstrates once again his versatility on screen in this telling of Charles Dickens' classic story. Though most of us(if not all of us) have seen other adaptations in the past or read the story,and know already what to expect,Stewart manages to capture pure magic with his stunningly awesome portrayal of main character Ebenezer Scrooge,and it is definitely worth a look. Special effects add a nice little touch,but it is Stewart's interaction with the 'ghosts' and characters Bob Cratchit among others that really steal the show. A highly recommended film that nobody should miss.....especially during Christmas time!

***1/2 out of ****


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