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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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B.A.H. Humbug (voice)
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Marley's Ghost (voice)
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Young Scrooge (voice)
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Sonny Melendrez ...
Bob Cratchit (voice)
Debra Clinger ...
Martha Cratchit (voice) (as Debbie Clinger)
Bobby Rolofson ...
Tiny Tim (voice) (as Robert Rolofson)
Steffi Calli ...
Belinda Cratchit (voice) (as Steffani Calli)
Eric Hines ...
Peter Cratchit (voice)
Dee Stratton ...
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Shelby Flint ...
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Diana Lee ...
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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 special is an animated remake of the live-action musical version created for the "Alcoa Hour" in 1956. See that series listing for details and see "Episodes Cast" for the cast. See more »

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Martha Cratchit: [singing] There is a spirit in the world of generosity/ That brings good things to all of us, whoever we may be/ So I believe in Santa Claus, for it can't be denied/ That he is generosity personified/ Yes, there is a Santa Claus for children everywhere/ Though you may watch the chimney tops and never see him there/ People say his magic sleigh flies in the sky above/ But you might find it anywhere you find unselfish love/ Oh, yes, he really does exist/ And Santa Claus will live/ As long as hearts...
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Version of A Christmas Carol (1923) See more »

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A Christmas Carol/Overture
Performed by Tom Bosley, Chorus and Orchestra
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This story seems awfully familiar.
13 December 2011 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I am sure I have seen this tale in some other incarnation somewhere before, I swear.

In a bizarre, alternate history London, where everyone apparently speaks with an American accent, Ebeneezer Scrooge (Walter Matthau) is about to be visited by ghosts...sound familiar yet? As Bart Simpson once said, TV writers have been milking that goat for years. The Stingiest Man in Town is not the best version of Scrooged...I mean A Christmas Carol, but it's a nice intro to the story for kids. Back in the days when lots of obscure children's animation were released on VHS by flash-in-the-pan distributors I rented this 50-minute cartoon and it kinda stayed with me.

Still, Mickey's Christmas Carol is the best animated version.


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