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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 Claire Moore ... Mrs. Fezziwig
Ruthie Henshall ... Scrooge's Mother
Steven Miller ... Young Scrooge
Edward Gower ... Bob Cratchit
Jacob Moriarty Jacob Moriarty ... Tiny Tim
Linzi Hateley ... Mrs. Cratchit
Julian Ovenden ... Fred Anderson
Julie Alannagh-Brighten 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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Details

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

This version is unique in that Scrooge meets all three Christmas Ghosts in human form before meeting them as spirits. This situation is similar to the three Kansas farm workers, Miss Almira Gulch, and Professor Marvel in The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ebenezer Scrooge: I didn't know Cratchit had a sick child.
Ghost of Christmas Present: He tried to tell you, you wouldn't listen.
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Connections

Version of Story of the Christmas Carol (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today/God Bless Us Every One (reprise)
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Kelsey Grammer, Emily Deamer, Ruthie Henshall, Leah-Verity White and Children
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Very enjoyable.
29 November 2004 | by jrnorman51See all my reviews

My family and I watched this latest version of the Dickens classic and were all totally entertained. I thought the songs were excellent and performed very well by actors who can actually sing. Kelsey Grammar handled the part of Scrooge quite believably throughout the musical. Jane Krakowski's Ghost of Christmas Past was indeed a delight to watch, I, for one, would like to hear more of her singing. I think she has quite a lovely voice. I felt that all the actors did admirably in their roles.

I think this will become a Christmas classic.


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