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A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004)
"A Christmas Carol" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Musical  -  28 November 2004 (USA)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ghost of Christmas Present / Ticket Seller
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Ghost of Christmas Past / Streetlamp Lighter
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Ghost of Christmas Future / Blind Beggarwoman
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Brian Bedford ...
Claire Moore ...
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Scrooge's Mother
Steven Miller ...
Edward Gower ...
Jacob Moriarty ...
Linzi Hateley ...
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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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Release Date:

28 November 2004 (USA)  »

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A Christmas Carol: The Musical  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This version is unique in that Scrooge meets all three Christmas Ghosts in human form before meeting them as spirits. See more »

Goofs

Through the course of the movie, Scrooge's teeth continuously change from rotten to white. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Scrooge: I didn't know Cratchit had a sick child.
Ghost of Christmas Present: He tried to tell you, you wouldn't listen.
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Connections

Version of The Alcoa Hour: The Stingiest Man in Town (1956) 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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NOT bad at all!!
8 December 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Well, from everyones reaction, I expected to HATE this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised! I really think people expected too much. This is a TV movie, not a Broadway musical! For a TV movie, it does it's job VERY well. As a Theatre lover, I really enjoyed everyone in the cast. Jesse L. Martin was wonderful, as was Kelsey Grammar. It was Jennifer Love Hewitt who REALLY surprised me though. What a lovely voice!! She really is a terrific actress. She's only in two scenes, and she steals both of them. Her song "A Place Called Home" with the Young Ebeneezer is a genuinely touching moment. Most of the score is VERY hummable, and i've always enjoyed Meknens music. I really don't get all the hatred this movie has gotten. Sure it has it's problems, but we can't always expect perfection, especially from a made-for-TV movie. I will Definitely buy the DVD when it comes out!!


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