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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 <>

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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?


In the Christmas Past segment, Scrooge's father going to prison and Scrooge working at the boot factory are taken from Dickens' own childhood and not from 'A Christmas Carol'. See more »


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


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 Scrooge (1978) See more »


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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NOT bad at all!!
8 December 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Well, from everyones reaction, I expected to HATE this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised! I really think people expected too much. This is a TV movie, not a Broadway musical! For a TV movie, it does it's job VERY well. As a Theatre lover, I really enjoyed everyone in the cast. Jesse L. Martin was wonderful, as was Kelsey Grammar. It was Jennifer Love Hewitt who REALLY surprised me though. What a lovely voice!! She really is a terrific actress. She's only in two scenes, and she steals both of them. Her song "A Place Called Home" with the Young Ebeneezer is a genuinely touching moment. Most of the score is VERY hummable, and i've always enjoyed Meknens music. I really don't get all the hatred this movie has gotten. Sure it has it's problems, but we can't always expect perfection, especially from a made-for-TV movie. I will Definitely buy the DVD when it comes out!!

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