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A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004)

A Christmas Carol (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Musical | TV Movie 28 November 2004
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Mike Ockrent (musical) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... Ebenezer Scrooge
Jesse L. Martin ... Ghost of Christmas Present / Ticket Seller
Jane Krakowski ... Ghost of Christmas Past / Streetlamp Lighter
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Emily
Geraldine Chaplin ... Ghost of Christmas Future / Blind Beggarwoman
Jason Alexander ... Jacob Marley / Marley's Ghost
Brian Bedford ... Mr. Fezziwig
Claire Moore ... Mrs. Fezziwig
Ruthie Henshall ... Scrooge's Mother
Steven Miller ... Young Scrooge
Edward Gower ... Bob Cratchit
Jacob Collier ... Tiny Tim (as Jacob Moriarty)
Linzi Hateley ... Mrs. Cratchit
Julian Ovenden ... Fred Anderson
Julie Alannagh-Brighten ... Sally Anderson (as Julie-Alanah Brighten)
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Storyline

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hungary | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Carol: The Musical See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On his way home Scrooge sees a funeral of the wife of his client Mr Smyth. The funeral could refer to the start of the novel with the death of Jacob Marley who Charles Dickens described as dead a door nail. The funeral may also foreshadow the ghost of Marley and the fate of Scrooge in the future unless he repents. See more »

Goofs

Through the course of the movie, Scrooge's teeth continuously change from rotten to white. See more »

Quotes

Ghost of Christmas Past: These are the shadows of the things that have been. They are what they are, do not blame me
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Connections

Version of A Christmas Carol (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing to Do With Me Pt. 2
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Joseph Tremain, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin,
Emily Deamer and Kelsey Grammer
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Brilliant. A cut above what I expected!
29 November 2004 | by Andy-GoldfingerSee all my reviews

This is one of the best productions of this well known story that I have seen. The music is original and wonderful. The acting? Well -- it is a musical, so that acting is stylized, but the performances are much better than I expected, especially from actors we all have seen elsewhere. Who would have thought that Kelsey Grammar and Jesse Martin could sing so well? (Please don't tell me they were dubbed by Marnie Nixon !!) The costumes and special effects are well done, and complement the music and dancing.

All in all it was delightful. Perhaps the best thing I have seen on the tube in a while.


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