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Karroll's Christmas (2004)

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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Tim Williams (as Kade Philps)
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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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Background prop paintings created by Jen Bailey. See more »

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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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SILENT NIGHT
Produced & Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin & Dorian Cheah
Performed by Lisa Frazier
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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Pathetic remake
29 December 2004 | by (Canada NW) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the posting from cyberdoc-6 - this warped version of the well-loved Dicken's tale is just a waste of valuable time. It seems to be a amalgamation of scenes or ideas from different movies patch-worked together to make something akin to Bill Murray's "Scrooged" (1988). The jokes are feeble or just plain crude and the characters have no depth (except for the portrayal by Wallace Shawn).

There are better reasons for disliking Christmas than your girlfriend saying "No Thanks" to an engagement ring. Why set yourself up for failure by proposing in a hugely public place (scene pinched from 1988s "Working Girl") where either she feels pressured for a positive response or you feel humiliated if you don't get the answer you want?

Give this one a miss. One star out of five.


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