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A Carol Christmas (2003)

An ego-maniacal TV talk show host is determined to destroy the festive fun in the studio.

Director:

Matthew Irmas

Writer:

Tom Amundsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tori Spelling ... Carol Cartman
Dinah Manoff ... Aunt Marla
William Shatner ... Dr. Bob / Ghost of Christmas Present
Gary Coleman ... Ghost of Christmas Past
Michael Landes ... Jimmy
Paula Trickey ... Beth
Nina Siemaszko ... Roberta
Jason Brooks ... John Joyce
Holmes Osborne ... Hal
Holliston Coleman ... Lily
David Atkinson ... Crew Member
David Chisum ... Frank
Ethan Sandler ... Jerry
Steffani Brass ... Lindsey
Kurt Doss ... Tyler
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Storyline

An ego-maniacal TV talk show host is determined to destroy the festive fun in the studio.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

William Shatner appears as the ghost of Christmas present; when he "moves" Carol from one location to another, a Star Trek teleporter effect is used, in reference to Shatner's famous role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). See more »

Quotes

Carol: You know, it would be a shame to have to go home and tell your family that you lost your job on Christmas Eve, wouldn't it?
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Connections

Version of Sanford and Son: Ebenezer Sanford (1975) See more »

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Not too shabby!
5 December 2006 | by amurphy2See all my reviews

Though they used a ton of B-List actors, the movie, in my opinion was a pretty decient movie. It was actually a very nice spin on the original and wasn't too sappy. I am also not a very big fan of Tori Spelling, but she was actually pretty good in this movie as the self centered Talk Show Host. Granted, it is not the greatest adaptation of it, but it gets its point across without being too dumb. The acting and adaptation was actually what made it for me!Others include Gary Colman and William Shatner. I know I know, cheesy actors, but their characters of the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present were actually pretty endearing characters. In my opinion, this is a lot better than Vh1's take on the tale in a Diva's Christmas Carol. The movie also stayed close to the main message that the original tale had. This is definitely better than the stars it has right now. I mean, I should have hated this movie, and I actually loved it! Tori Spelling did well!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carol kar√°csonya See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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