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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

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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Claire Moore ...
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Scrooge's Mother
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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 Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901) 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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Not perfect, but very charming and movingly done.
15 December 2004 | by (Kent, OH) – See all my reviews

There have been so many productions of Dickens' classic that it is hard to be different and good. This one surprisingly was both. Most striking was the seemingly very authentic settings--sets, decorations, costumes, characters all seem to take us back to Dickens' London. The music was quite good overall, some songs not as strong but most were hummable and the lyric captured the story and mood. Choreography though anachronistic at times had some very good moments. The women soldiers in the theater seemed a take-off on the Rockettes. The leads performed well, especially a strong K. G. in acting and (yes) SINGING (surprise). Those who hated this will find flaws to pick at, but perhaps we expect too much from an overworked Seasonal classic. It was entertaining and worth the viewing!


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