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Karroll's Christmas (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  14 December 2004 (USA)
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Allen Karroll hates Christmas ever since his ex-girlfriend humiliated him in front of thousands of people one Christmas. As a man who writes greeting cards for a living, this proves to be a... See full summary »

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Allen Karroll
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Zeb Rosecog
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Spike
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Jodie McDougall
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Carrie Ford
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Bradley Carchet
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Barry Freedman
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Patricia Rosecog Montgomery
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Ken Steiner
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Brian Stollery ...
Kade Phillips ...
Tim Williams (as Kade Philps)
Stacey Zurburg ...
Alicia Rosecog Montgomery
Taylor Huber ...
5 yr. old Patricia
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Allen Karroll hates Christmas ever since his ex-girlfriend humiliated him in front of thousands of people one Christmas. As a man who writes greeting cards for a living, this proves to be a hinderance. He also hates the man who lives across the street, Zeb Rosecog, who seems to take delight in tormenting him, who also happens to be the former CEO of Karroll's greeting card company. One day, Karroll is visited by the ghost Jacob Marley (related to Bob Marley), as well as the ghost of Christmas present, past and future (in that order) who all happen to have come to the wrong address, and had actually meant to visit Rosecog. During this experience, Karroll learns a lot about himself as well as Rosecog, and discovers that he and Rosecog have a lot in common, and decides to help Rosecog to see the light, and rediscover the joy of Christmas. Written by mdschick

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Near the end of the film, as Steiner is running towards Alan during the concert, he passes by the ghosts of Christmas Present and Future twice. See more »

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Features A Christmas Carol (1984) See more »

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Written by Tom Erba
Performed by Tom Erba
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Karroll sums it up "This is HORRIBLE!"
15 December 2004 | by (Anchorage, Alaska) – See all my reviews

Nice premise but... extremely poor execution. The movie didn't know whether it wanted to be a comedy, a drama, a romance or Porky's Revenge with a foul mouthed ghost of the future lewdly commenting that there "wasn't a dry seat in the house" after Karroll's bended knee proposal to his girlfriend. The acting oscillates between cardboard stiff caricatures to over the top emotional extortion. The sets look like they snuck onto the soundstage of "Christmas With The Kranks" after hours and had movie-making 101 students do the lighting for free. The sloppy joke writing makes fun of everything from Sodomy in Hell with the Turkish guard from "Midnight Express" to a fat naked man wiping his face on a Magi's robe with the comment "we gotta lay off the myrrh." Don't watch this with your kids unless you're prepared to explain to them what is meant by the "open my ankles" line by a negligee modeling Carrie straddling her boyfriend on his bed.

This one is one real waste of time so don't bother.


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