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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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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

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Version of The Passions of Carol (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Lights of Long Ago
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Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Jane Krakowski
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First rate TV Fare, loved it.
29 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I couldn't get enough of this! Catchy tunes and and fast pacing kept it going right to the end. Can't wait to add this to my collection as another great version of A Christmas Carol.

I've noticed some complaints about the adding of characters and slight plots changes. Well, I WELCOMED these. It makes the story fresh and interesting, I mean come on! We all love this story but have seen it/heard it/read it exactly the same many many times.

Be sure to catch Jason Alexander's song, as well as the one at Fezziwig's. They hightlight a strong musical score. I'm hoping for a soundtrack. Honorable mention to Jennifer Love Hewitt, I wasn't sure what to expect having only hearing her sing pop. But she holds her own here and shows versatility with her voice.

A Christmas Carol is a great, simple, musical. Large chorus numbers filled with choreography and soft ballads. It is a welcomed break from the attention deficit Moulin Rouge and scene-stealer infested Chicago.


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