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It's Christmas, Carol! (2012)

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The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive, Carol Huffman, who on Christmas eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the ... See full summary »

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Carol
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Eve
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Kendra
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Ben
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Gale
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Tanya
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Wendy
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Linda
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Gloria
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Zac
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Susan
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The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive, Carol Huffman, who on Christmas eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the things that are truly important in life and that she is there to show her the errors of her ways. Eve explains that normally there would be three ghosts for the job but due to budget cut backs she is in charge of Carol's journey through her past, present and future. Written by Anonymous

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18 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Ce Noël qui a changé ma vie  »

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As Eve (Carrie Fisher) is walking Carol through the bookstore in one of past memories, you can plainly see a "Star Wars" book. This is of course a reference to the movie that made Carrie Fisher famous as she played "Princess Leia" in the first Star Wars trilogy. See more »

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(at around 7 mins) Kendra tells Carol, "She's [Tanya] a single mom with two kids." (at around 58 mins) Carol and Eve are looking through Tanya's window and Carol says, "I didn't know she had kids." See more »

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Carol: It's Christmas Eve, and you've come to warn me about if I don't change my ways. Oh, what's the name of that story?
Eve: Miracle on 34th Street?
Carol: No.
Eve: It's a Wonderful Life?
Carol: No.
Eve: It's not Star Wars, is it?
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Features Scrooge (1935) See more »

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Not the best Scrooge adaptation, but has its moments
2 December 2012 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

Modernizing and slightly rewriting the Charles Dickens classic Christmas Carol is an oft used formula, and this Hallmark offering is one of the more awkward in attempting it.

First, the idea of merging all four ghosts (Marley, Past, Present, and Future) into one character doesn't seem to work as well as the movie makers hoped. This latter day Scrooge is a toxic publishing exec named Carol (get it?), who is visited by her deceased predecessor, who also has a Christmas reference name: Eve (Carrie Fisher). Fisher plays it well, but an immediate problem develops as we see little if any change in Carol's demeanor. Faced with only ghost visitor throughout the story, someone she knew personally, their banter becomes a stalemate where Carol persistently demands to go home to bed; Eve talks down to her with sarcastic tolerance like she would talk to a child. Scrooge had different reactions as the various ghosts got through to him--each in their own way, and this story misses that.

The life story of Carol really has none of the human interest of her 1840's counterpart, either. She just stepped on people's faces her whole life, and doesn't seem to be touched emotionally when confronted with this. It's difficult to identify with someone this deep into denial and lacking in empathy, and the character does not change in a logical or believable manner.

The acting of the cast in general rises above the script, although some of them are stuck with tiresome and annoying stereotypes.

There are many versions of the Scrooge story out there. Among the best are George C. Scott's and Alistair Sim's. Catch one of those if you can this Christmas season. Carol is OK only if you have nothing else to do.


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