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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike other film adaptations and the book, the Spirit of Christmas Future has a face due to being a blind beggar woman's alter ego in this production. 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

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 An Easter Carol (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Abundance and Charity
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Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Jesse L. Martin and Dancers
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Not perfect, but very charming and movingly done.
15 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

There have been so many productions of Dickens' classic that it is hard to be different and good. This one surprisingly was both. Most striking was the seemingly very authentic settings--sets, decorations, costumes, characters all seem to take us back to Dickens' London. The music was quite good overall, some songs not as strong but most were hummable and the lyric captured the story and mood. Choreography though anachronistic at times had some very good moments. The women soldiers in the theater seemed a take-off on the Rockettes. The leads performed well, especially a strong K. G. in acting and (yes) SINGING (surprise). Those who hated this will find flaws to pick at, but perhaps we expect too much from an overworked Seasonal classic. It was entertaining and worth the viewing!


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