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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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
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Edward Gower ...
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Emily (Scrooge's former fiancée) was addressed as Belle in the book and most other adaptations. This production changed her name in order to avoid confusion with the main character from Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991) of the same name. 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

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 A Carol for Another Christmas (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

A Place Called Home
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Steven Miller and Leah-Verity White
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Engaging, New Christmas Classic
29 November 2004 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

A wonderful movie. Hard to believe it was made for TV.

Alan Menkin's wonderful music. This is not a made for TV musical. It has a engaging cast, memorable music, and wonderful choreography. Kellsey Grammar is a revaluation!!! Once you get over that Frasier Crain is playing Scrooge, his musical timing is extraordinary.

The direction is moving. The songs seem familiar as they are woven into the story and are often reprised to great effect. The reprises are never hokey.

This production is much too good for TV. It is much like Oliver, another Dickens tale made into a musical, and while not quite as good, it has no right to be either, as it played in the theaters for years and had a much bigger budget, on a relative basis. Destined to be an annual classic!!!


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