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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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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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Trivia

The boy that gets Scrooge the prized turkey is based on the appearance of the Artful Dodger especially with the top hat while the beadle seen at the Exchange is based on Mr Bumble. Both characters star in Oliver Twist another story written by Charles Dickens. 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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Soundtracks

Jolly Good Time
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Kelsey Grammer, Dave Willetts and Citizens
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A Beautiful Film with a great cast and an equally great score.
22 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

When I first watched this movie I didn't even get to see the whole thing but even without the ending I knew this was worth watching again so when Hallmark repeated it I naturally sat back down and didn't move from beginning to end. This is a beautifully put together film and the cast is fabulous. Jennifer Love Hewitt as Emily was the best rendition of the role I'd ever seen. The role is small but she managed to do something with her two short scenes that I have never seen done in any version of this story. The score is something I could listen to for weeks on end especially my two favourite songs: The Nights Of Long Ago and A Place Called Home. Both these songs were beautifully performed especially by the two main ladies (The Ghost of Christmas past and Emily). The weird thing is that when I first heard the score I didn't realize it was written by Alan Menken. I have been a fan of this composer for years ever since I was a kid watching the classic Disney movies like 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Aladdin'. I swear that when I first watched it I said "Wow! this sounds like something Alan Menken would write". So you can imagine my delight at finding out it was in fact him who composed the music for this film. I say that if you read reviews before seeing the movie it's a waste of time because someone's always going to disagree with your final decision of what you think of the film. So don't take my word for it... Watch the movie and make up your own mind about it. It will be repeated on Hallmark on the 25th and 26th of the month and early next year as well. I hope you'll/you'v Enjoy/ed the film as much as I have. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


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