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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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Trivia

In the Christmas Past segment, Scrooge's father going to prison and Scrooge working at the boot factory are taken from Dickens' own childhood and not from 'A Christmas Carol'. See more »

Goofs

As Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past float down to see the first shadows of his past, the black strip holding the harness was briefly seen. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Scrooge: What about Tiny Tim?
Ghost of Christmas Present: He'd be better to die and decrease the surplus population.
Ebenezer Scrooge: You mock me with my own words!
Ghost of Christmas Present: WHO ARE YOU TO DECIDE WHO IS TO LIVE AND WHO IS TO DIE?
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Connections

Version of A Christmas Carol (1981) 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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A Beautiful Film with a great cast and an equally great score.
22 December 2004 | by jpforbesSee all my reviews

When I first watched this movie I didn't even get to see the whole thing but even without the ending I knew this was worth watching again so when Hallmark repeated it I naturally sat back down and didn't move from beginning to end. This is a beautifully put together film and the cast is fabulous. Jennifer Love Hewitt as Emily was the best rendition of the role I'd ever seen. The role is small but she managed to do something with her two short scenes that I have never seen done in any version of this story. The score is something I could listen to for weeks on end especially my two favourite songs: The Nights Of Long Ago and A Place Called Home. Both these songs were beautifully performed especially by the two main ladies (The Ghost of Christmas past and Emily). The weird thing is that when I first heard the score I didn't realize it was written by Alan Menken. I have been a fan of this composer for years ever since I was a kid watching the classic Disney movies like 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Aladdin'. I swear that when I first watched it I said "Wow! this sounds like something Alan Menken would write". So you can imagine my delight at finding out it was in fact him who composed the music for this film. I say that if you read reviews before seeing the movie it's a waste of time because someone's always going to disagree with your final decision of what you think of the film. So don't take my word for it... Watch the movie and make up your own mind about it. It will be repeated on Hallmark on the 25th and 26th of the month and early next year as well. I hope you'll/you'v Enjoy/ed the film as much as I have. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


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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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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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