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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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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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Scrooge's Mother
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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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A Christmas Carol: The Musical  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The character of Emily was called Belle in the book, and most other adaptations. See more »

Goofs

The image of Santa Claus wearing a red fur-lined coat is on the backdrop during the Ghost of Christmas Present's musical number. In Victorian England at this time there was no concept of the modern Santa Claus. 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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Version of Story of the Christmas Carol (1955) 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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Very enjoyable.
29 November 2004 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

My family and I watched this latest version of the Dickens classic and were all totally entertained. I thought the songs were excellent and performed very well by actors who can actually sing. Kelsey Grammar handled the part of Scrooge quite believably throughout the musical. Jane Krakowski's Ghost of Christmas Past was indeed a delight to watch, I, for one, would like to hear more of her singing. I think she has quite a lovely voice. I felt that all the actors did admirably in their roles.

I think this will become a Christmas classic.


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