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The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)

This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »

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Martha Cratchit (voice) (as Debbie Clinger)
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Tiny Tim (voice) (as Robert Rolofson)
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Belinda Cratchit (voice) (as Steffani Calli)
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This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ghost of his one time business partner and friend, Jacob Marley. Marley tells him to change his ways and Scrooge refutes this as madness. He is then visited by three ghosts, all who show him what his future will be like if he doesn't change his ways.

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This movie was made because the original 1956 version had been transmitted live and was thought not to exist. It was meant as a new vehicle for the music from the original production, in order to preserve it for copyright reasons. Ironically, a kinetoscope (filmed right from the TV while the 1956 version aired) version was discovered in 2011 and has now been restored and released on DVD/ See more »

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B.A.H. Humbug: [singing] Christmas trees are brightly lighted/ Around the world, the church bells ring/ Big and small, all are invited/ To the birthday party of the King/ Mighty prince and humble peasant/ Each must choose a gift to bring/ Do you have a birthday present/ For the birthday party of the King?/ Once wise men came in His honor/ Bringing frankincense, myrrh, and gold/ But what is gold to a Ruler/ Who has all the stars to hold?/ Do you know what gift will please Him?/ Praise Him more than anything/ ...
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Version of The Merry Christmas (1955) See more »

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One Little Boy
Performed by Paul Frees and Walter Matthau
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Great movie
30 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I LOVE this movie. This movie is a great Christmas movie and is amazing. I like how they can do a musical retelling of this story. This was actually based on a old play written by two unknown playwrights Fred Speilman and Janice Toore, however they closed the play after one night. After a lot of the legal dust was settled and the slander was lifted they reissued the play at my old acting school. I was one person to play Marley's Ghost and Christmas Future. I also noticed that Fezziwig was seen in a once shot but didn't get any speaking words. The past scene mostly focused on Scrooge's romance with Belle, and the present scene had Tiny Tim and family, and a scene with Fred. I would have liked it if they had a longer future scene, and more scenes. I would also like to say THank you, Charles Dickens, he's long dead, but he's with us in spirit, for this great story.


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