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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 overview, first billed only:
Ghost of Christmas Present / Ticket Seller
Ghost of Christmas Past / Streetlamp Lighter
Ghost of Christmas Future / Blind Beggarwoman
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)  »

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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?


This version is based on a play that was performed in New York for a number of years before being filmed. See more »


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


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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A Place Called Home (Reprise)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Steven Miller and Kelsey Grammer
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Good adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
25 December 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a pretty good musical of Charles Dickens' classic. Greedy and selfish Scrooge gets visited by the ghosts of colleague Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Present, and Future and is reformed into a more giving human being.

While a pretty nice and feel-good film, I wished Jennifer Love Hewitt would of gotten more screen time. Other than that, the story, acting, choreography and music were generally on spot. The special effects were well done. Jane Krakowski's portrayal as the Christmas Ghost of the Past was my favorite. They could have, though, used a better Bob Cratchit though, as I think he gave a weak performance.

Overall, a nice feel-good Christmas film that is perfect for the entire family.

Grade B

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