An adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens.

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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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A Christmas Carol - Die Nacht vor Weihnachten  »

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Trivia

The dialogue between Scrooge and the undertaker on "what is particularly dead about a door nail", when having a drink with the priest immediately after Jacob Marley's burial, is taken directly from the opening lines of the novella by Charles Dickens, which end with "I am inclined to believe that a coffin nail is the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade." See more »

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At the end of Scrooge's visit to the Cratchit's during Christmas Present, Tiny Tim starts singing "Silent Night" which is then taken up by others in various scenes. Originally a German-language hymn written in Austria, it was not translated into English until 1863, a full 20 years after Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol". See more »

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[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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English lyrics by John M. Neale
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Wonderfully done
16 December 2001 | by (West Virginia, US) – See all my reviews

Patrick Stewart brings Ebenezer Scrooge to life in this wonderful production. As he moves from the embittered character which we are first presented with, through the intense emotions of a man reformed by the Christmas spirit, we are both astounded and captivated by the depth of Scrooge's character. A pleasure to watch.


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