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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)  »

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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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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

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 Popular: Fall on Your Knees (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

A Place Called Home
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Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Steven Miller and Leah-Verity White
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Engaging, New Christmas Classic
29 November 2004 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

A wonderful movie. Hard to believe it was made for TV.

Alan Menkin's wonderful music. This is not a made for TV musical. It has a engaging cast, memorable music, and wonderful choreography. Kellsey Grammar is a revaluation!!! Once you get over that Frasier Crain is playing Scrooge, his musical timing is extraordinary.

The direction is moving. The songs seem familiar as they are woven into the story and are often reprised to great effect. The reprises are never hokey.

This production is much too good for TV. It is much like Oliver, another Dickens tale made into a musical, and while not quite as good, it has no right to be either, as it played in the theaters for years and had a much bigger budget, on a relative basis. Destined to be an annual classic!!!


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