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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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Ghost of Christmas Present / Ticket Seller
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Ghost of Christmas Past / Streetlamp Lighter
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Ghost of Christmas Future / Blind Beggarwoman
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Claire Moore ...
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Scrooge's Mother
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Edward Gower ...
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Linzi Hateley ...
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 November 2004 (USA)  »

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A Christmas Carol: The Musical  »

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Budget:

$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

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 »

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 The Merry Christmas (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

You Mean More to Me
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Edward Gower and Jacob Moriarty
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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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