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A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004)

A Christmas Carol (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Musical | TV Movie 28 November 2004
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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Cast

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Emily
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Ghost of Christmas Future / Blind Beggarwoman
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Mr. Fezziwig
Claire Moore ...
Mrs. Fezziwig
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Scrooge's Mother
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Young Scrooge
Edward Gower ...
Bob Cratchit
Jacob Moriarty ...
Tiny Tim
Linzi Hateley ...
Mrs. Cratchit
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Fred Anderson
Julie Alannagh-Brighten ...
Sally Anderson (as Julie-Alanah Brighten)
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Storyline

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | Fantasy | Musical

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28 November 2004 (USA)  »

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A Christmas Carol: The Musical  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening credits a top hatted urchin picks a gentleman's pocket, stealing his pocket watch. He then passes the watch off to a long coated man standing nearby. This is an obvious nod to the Artful Dodger and Fagan from Oliver Twist - also by Dickens. See more »

Goofs

As Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past float down to see the first shadows of his past, the black strip holding the harness was briefly seen. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Marley: When the clock strikes one... the Ghost of Christmas Past
Ebenezer Scrooge: I prefer not to think about the past
Jacob Marley: When the clock strikes two... the Ghost of Christmas Present
Ebenezer Scrooge: At the present I'd like to go to bed
Jacob Marley: When the clock strikes three... the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Be! Three ghosts who yet may stop you ending up like me...
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Connections

Version of The Passions of Carol (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Brian Bedford, Claire Moore and Revellers
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Good adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
25 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was a pretty good musical of Charles Dickens' classic. Greedy and selfish Scrooge gets visited by the ghosts of colleague Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Present, and Future and is reformed into a more giving human being.

While a pretty nice and feel-good film, I wished Jennifer Love Hewitt would of gotten more screen time. Other than that, the story, acting, choreography and music were generally on spot. The special effects were well done. Jane Krakowski's portrayal as the Christmas Ghost of the Past was my favorite. They could have, though, used a better Bob Cratchit though, as I think he gave a weak performance.

Overall, a nice feel-good Christmas film that is perfect for the entire family.

Grade B


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