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13 December 2000 (USA) See more »
Christmas can be such a bitch!
A remake of the Dicken's classic, "A Christmas Carol" featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vanessa Williams ... Ebony Scrooge

Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas ... Marli Jacob (as Chilli)

John Taylor ... Ghost of Christmas Present

Brian McNamara ... Bob Cratchett

Kathy Griffin ... Ghost of Christmas Past

Stephanie Biddle ... Terry Freeman

Richard Jutras ... Ernie Hoskins
Linda Goodwin ... Kelly Cratchett
Joshua Archambault ... Tim Cratchett

Michelle Anne Lipper ... Tina (as Michelle Lipper)

Amy Sloan ... Patrice

Christian Paul ... Lance

Amanda Brugel ... Olivia
Henri Pardo ... Matt
Marie Turgeon ... Attendant
Heather Hiscox ... AM America Host
Jhunyor Cherry ... Caleche Driver
Terence Bowman ... Ticket Clerk
Warren 'Slim' Williams ... Ebony's Father (as Slim Williams)

Helena-Alexis Seymour ... Teen Ebony

Vanessa Morgan ... Young Ebony
Nwamiko Madden ... Big Ronnie
Uni Park ... Volunteer Mary

Julian Casey ... Yves
Jacinda Liburd ... Female Friend
Barry Julien ... Male Friend
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Male PA
Serge Christianssens ... Crewman (as Serge Christiaenssens)
Daniella Ferrera ... Pretty Woman (as Daniela Ferrera)

Ade Obayomi ... Young Ronnie
Tracy Jerome Phillips ... T-Bone
Rita Taitt ... Aunt
Amanda Strawn ... Mrs. McGrath
Madeleine Pageau ... Mrs. Healy
Nicole De Lecia ... Young Terry
Jim Forbes ... Himself

Nile Rodgers ... CEO of Record Label

Brian McKnight ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sasha Fox ... Little Baby (uncredited)

Jacob Tierney ... Guy Playing Charades (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Schenkman 
Writing credits
Richard Schenkman (written by)

Produced by
Claudio Castravelli .... producer
Erica Christensen .... field producer
Patricia Clifford .... executive producer
Jean Guy Despres .... producer
Suzanne Lauer-Maltby .... associate producer (as Suzanne Lauer)
Michael A. Puliatch .... co-producer (as Michael Puliatch)
Original Music by
Christopher Lennertz 
Cinematography by
Bruce Chun 
Film Editing by
Neil Grieve 
Production Design by
Csaba András Kertész  (as Csaba Kertesz)
Set Decoration by
Susan Bayne (decorator)
Roger Martin 
Costume Design by
Denis Sperdouklis 
Makeup Department
Kate Best .... key makeup artist: Ms. Williams
Yolonda Frederick .... makeup artist: rozonda thomas
Penny Lee .... key makeup artist
Hanna Yee .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Didier Communaux .... unit manager
Ric Nish .... production manager
Nicole Wilder .... production supervisor: VH1
Michael G. Larkin .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johanne Caporicci .... second assistant director
Renato De Cotiis .... third assistant director
Robbie Ditchburn .... first assistant director
Art Department
Martine Mongrain .... art department coordinator
Marc Reichel .... swing gang
Tim Walton .... property master
Tim Winchester .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Mike Brooks .... re-recording mixer (as Michael Brooks)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Melanie Johnson .... production sound mixer
Robert Webber .... supervising sound editor (as Rob Webber)
Steve Schwartzberg .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator
Christmas Diva .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Laurence Berkani .... visual effects producer
Francois Bordez .... digital artist
Etienne Daigle .... digital compositor
Michel Frenette .... digital compositor
Sevendalino Khay .... digital artist
Joey Lessard .... digital artist
Sébastien Moreau .... digital compositor
Claude Precourt .... technical director
Michael A. Puliatch .... visual effects consultant
Christine Rivard .... digital compositor
Mike Chute .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Benoît Alarie .... key grip
Jacques F. Bernier .... camera operator (as Jacques Bernier)
Sebastien Cassou .... second assistant camera
Eames Gagnon .... best boy lighting
John Lewin .... gaffer
Marie-Andrée Paquet .... first assistant camera
Carlo Secchiaroli .... key grip
Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Amyot .... dresser
Lison Daignault .... key dresser
Diane Daoust .... costume coordinator
Louise Dubé .... assistant costume designer (as Louise Dube)
Editorial Department
Jennifer Jean Cacavas .... assistant editor
Location Management
Benoit Falardeau .... location manager
Micheline Sylvestre .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Jim Ervin .... music producer: original songs
Erin Hunt .... music coordinator
Stan Jones .... music editor
Christopher Lennertz .... conductor
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Michael Perlmutter .... music supervisor
Marcus Trumpp .... orchestrator
Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Stephane Durocher .... transportation captain
Other crew
Maria Berry .... production executive (as Maria Wye Berry)
Etienne Caron .... production assistant
Chantal Dostie .... production accountant
Nadia Fortin .... assistant production accountant
Leah Horwitz .... music talent executive
Dayle King .... choreographer
Julie Matlin .... production coordinator
Sharlene Royer .... photo double
Sharlene Royer .... stand-in: Vanessa William
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
Jon Turtle .... financier
Diandra Yoselevitz .... talent coordinator
Caroline Zybala .... production secretary
Brian Farrah .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements
120 min | Germany:85 min
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Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: When Ebony wakes up on Christmas morning, she calls down to the man with the horse-drawn carriage and asks what time it is; he tells her its 6:15am. However, it is very brightly lit outside - on December 25 in New York City, it should still be dark at 6:15am.See more »
Ebony Scrooge:These people have no idea how to treat a superstar!See more »
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Version of A Christmas Carol (1938)See more »


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Season of the Rich, 17 December 2013
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

On her European tour, pop singing diva Vanessa Williams (as Eboneeza "Ebony" Scrooge) lashes out at everyone in sight. Returning to New York City, Ms. Williams proceeds with her plans for a Christmas charity concert – but she intends to keep the $1 million-plus take. Williams is wealthy, beautiful and wicked. She treats former lover and browbeaten manager Brian McNamara (as Bob Cratchett) like dirt. But Williams might be nice, deep down. Her father was abusive. After complaining about a sandy spinach salad, Williams begins seeing things. She is visited by the spirits of Christmases "Past" (comedienne Kathy Griffin), "Present" (bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran) and "Future" (in a VH1 "Behind the Music" special). They are introduced by Williams' childhood friend and pal from their disbanded trio "Desire" (Chili of TLC)...

This TV Movie re-make of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" works surprisingly well. Writer-director Richard Schenkman has some astute observations on the subject matter. Some of the realism has been left out or toned down, which is wise; the film would have been bogged down with too much emphasis on the more sordid trappings of fame and fortune. A real weakness is the successful incorporation of so much comedy into the classic Dickens story. One-liners fly during even the most dramatic situations, occasionally throwing the story off center. Still, they are funny. While the pacing between the two could have been better, this adaptation works as both a comedy and a drama. Williams and the music are terrific.

******* A Diva's Christmas Carol (12/13/00) Richard Schenkman ~ Vanessa Williams, Brian McNamara, Chilli, Kathy Griffin

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