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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Brian Bedford ...
Claire Moore ...
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Scrooge's Mother
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Edward Gower ...
Jacob Moriarty ...
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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Musical

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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

Quotes

Ebenezer Scrooge: What about Tiny Tim?
Ghost of Christmas Present: He'd be better to die and decrease the surplus population.
Ebenezer Scrooge: You mock me with my own words!
Ghost of Christmas Present: WHO ARE YOU TO DECIDE WHO IS TO LIVE AND WHO IS TO DIE?
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Connections

Version of A Christmas Carol (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Day, What a Sky
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin and Citizens
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User Reviews

 
the show was very entertining, loved the cast
4 December 2004 | by (s. new jersey) – See all my reviews

i totally disagree with the review i just read of how terrible it was. i thought it was done in taste, and i thought jesse martin in his role as present ghost was fantastic. i had no idea he was that talented, and enjoyed him very much in the show. i thought the story followed exactly what the store was about, and i liked the idea of Grammar playing Scrooge, he was terrific. i have it on tape, and i will put it in my files for a keeper. i will keep going to the present, just to watch Jesse sing and a little dancing. i was very surprised to read the review above that i just read. i don't see any of the things wrong that the person making the comment said. again, i loved it.


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