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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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Ellen Williams
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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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Background prop paintings created by Jen Bailey. See more »

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As the ghosts are helping Alan get into the reindeer costume near the end of the film, the Ghost of Christmas Future has the jingle bell collar hanging from his arm, but in the next shot it's already around Alan's neck. See more »

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Features A Christmas Carol (1984) See more »

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Deck The Halls
Written by Tom Erba
Performed by Tom Erba
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Very sweet retelling
9 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I stumbled on this movie last year, and just loved it. Wallace Shawn as the crotchety Scrooge-like character is a joy to watch (although the scenes when he was supposed to be younger were a little painful due to the poor make-up job). He plays sweet, wistful, mean, and nasty with such dexterity. Truly a gifted performance.

The ghosts are a blast, particularly Larry Miller (whose comedy routines I love!). Tom Everett Scott does a very good job as the unwitting recipient of the ghost-visits - a man who is on the verge of becoming just like his Scroogy-neighbor.

The casting of the children in this story, however, seems like an after-thought. Only one little boy actually shines in his portrayal. The others are wooden, and they mumble through their horribly written lines. Thankfully, they don't have much screen time.

This isn't the greatest re-telling of A Christmas Carol, but it is a very sweet and fun way to get into the Christmas "Spirit".


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