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

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Ghost of Christmas Present / Ticket Seller
Ghost of Christmas Past / Streetlamp Lighter
Ghost of Christmas Future / Blind Beggarwoman
Brian Bedford ...
Claire Moore ...
Scrooge's Mother
Edward Gower ...
Jacob Moriarty ...
Linzi Hateley ...
Julie Alannagh-Brighten ...
Sally Anderson (as Julie-Alanah Brighten)


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)  »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Carol: The Musical  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the opening credits a top hatted urchin picks a gentleman's pocket, stealing his pocket watch. He then passes the watch off to a long coated man standing nearby. This is an obvious nod to the Artful Dodger and Fagan from Oliver Twist - also by Dickens. See more »


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 »


Ebenezer Scrooge: What about Tiny Tim?
Ghost of Christmas Present: He'd be better to die and decrease the surplus population.
Ebenezer Scrooge: You mock me with my own words!
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Version of A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000) See more »


Nothing to Do With Me Pt. 2
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Joseph Tremain, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin,
Emily Deamer and Kelsey Grammer
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the show was very entertining, loved the cast
4 December 2004 | by (s. new jersey) – See all my reviews

i totally disagree with the review i just read of how terrible it was. i thought it was done in taste, and i thought jesse martin in his role as present ghost was fantastic. i had no idea he was that talented, and enjoyed him very much in the show. i thought the story followed exactly what the store was about, and i liked the idea of Grammar playing Scrooge, he was terrific. i have it on tape, and i will put it in my files for a keeper. i will keep going to the present, just to watch Jesse sing and a little dancing. i was very surprised to read the review above that i just read. i don't see any of the things wrong that the person making the comment said. again, i loved it.

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