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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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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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$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

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

Quotes

Ghost of Christmas Past: These are the shadows of the things that have been. They are what they are, do not blame me
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Connections

Version of A Christmas Carol (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

You Mean More to Me (reprise)
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Edward Gower
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Brilliant. A cut above what I expected!
29 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best productions of this well known story that I have seen. The music is original and wonderful. The acting? Well -- it is a musical, so that acting is stylized, but the performances are much better than I expected, especially from actors we all have seen elsewhere. Who would have thought that Kelsey Grammar and Jesse Martin could sing so well? (Please don't tell me they were dubbed by Marnie Nixon !!) The costumes and special effects are well done, and complement the music and dancing.

All in all it was delightful. Perhaps the best thing I have seen on the tube in a while.


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