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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
Renée Amber ...
Ellen Williams
Brian Stollery ...
Bob Williams
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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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
Courtesy of Source In Sync
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A delightful new twist on a well trod tale.
29 November 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Karroll's Christmas is one of 2004's Christmas TV gems amid an onslaught of holiday specials this year. Tom Everett Scott (ER) is engaging as the lead in this modern and extremely funny retell of Dicken's Christmas Carol, and Wallace Shawn (Princess Bride) is both charming and funny as Scrooge.

The twist this time around is that the ghosts have gotten the wrong address and they take the wrong guy (Allen Karrol, played by Scott) through his crotchety neighbor's life (Wally Shawn).

Along the way, Karrol learns how his neighbor got so crotchety and becomes sympathetic to a man whom he abhorred, prior. Well directed (Dennis Dugan) and cleverly written, (Drew Daywalt & David Schneider), this one is bound to become a perennial. Five stars out of five.


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