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Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol' (2008)

Barbie stars in her first holiday movie in this heart-warming adaptation of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs!

Director:

William Lau

Writers:

Elise Allen, Charles Dickens (based on the story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Barbie (voice)
Morwenna Banks ... Eden Starling (voice)
Melissa Lyons Melissa Lyons ... Eden Starling (singing voice)
Prudence Edwards Prudence Edwards ... Young Eden Starling (voice)
Leanne Araya Leanne Araya ... Young Eden / Spirit Of Christmas Past / Ann / Nan (singing voice)
Kandyse McClure ... Catherine / Young Catherine (voice) (as Kandyse Mcclure)
Shauntia Fleming Shauntia Fleming ... Catherine (singing voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Chuzzlewit / Spirit Of Christmas Present / Mrs. Dorrit (voice)
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Aunt Marie (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Spirit Of Christmas Past / Seamstress / Baby (voice)
Lisa Roth Lisa Roth ... Spirit Of Christmas Present (singing voice)
Gwynyth Walsh ... Spirit Of Christmas Future (voice)
Kelly Bixby Kelly Bixby ... Spirit Of Christmas Future (singing voice)
Amelia Henderson ... Kelly / Tammy (voice) (as Amelia Thripura Henderson)
Michael Ann Angone Michael Ann Angone ... Tammy (singing voice)
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Storyline

Intent on spending Christmas Eve at home rather than going to the hospital's annual charity ball, Barbie's little sister, Kelly, dreams of eating cookies and drinking cocoa in front of her fireplace. Much like Charles Dickens' timeless festive tale depicted in A Christmas Carol (1951), to convince her, Barbie recounts the story of the famous Victorian singer, Eden Starling, who demands that her crew cancel their Christmas plans, to rehearse her upcoming show. Will the night-time visitations by the Spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Future help Eden change her mind? Written by Nick Riganas

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A Family Classic Filled With Laughs! See more »

Genres:

Animation | Family

Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »
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Trivia

One of the few Barbie movies where Barbie does not play the title character of the story she tells Kelly. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing quote: "Keep the beauty of Christmas in your heart every day of the year"
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Soundtracks

Jolly Old Saint Nicolas
Lyrics attributed to Emily Huntington Miller (uncredited), music by James Pierpont (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as traditional American Folk Song]
Produced and Arranged by Arnie Roth
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A very disappointing "Christmas Carol" movie
12 January 2011 | by kill-the-boxtrollsSee all my reviews

I found this at the library. I'm a huge fan of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol books. It has been adapted into movies, musicals, and dramas (mostly). But this childish Barbie film wants to be turned into a childish crap of comedy. The humor is rubbish, the drama is weak, the action is like there's no plot in the story. I know this is supposed to be a G-rated film and a special video to entertain children instead of scaring them, but there are some children's Christmas Carol movie adaptations that has Scrooge falling into his grave and stuff. This one doesn't.

It's about Barbie who tells a story to her younger Sister Kelly so the movie is literally a storybook kinda movie. Eden is a famous celebrity singer and all of a sudden, she turns Scrooge-like and tells her friends not to rehearse on Christmas day and says "Bah, Humbug." Then she tells Annie (or whatever her freaking name is) not to say "Christmas" at all. Now I don't remember Scrooge telling people not to say "Christmas" but she is a Scrooge I know.

One day she is visited by Marley that night. Marley is trying to act as the Ghost of Christmas Past and then the other ghost takes her on the adventure through swirly holes and everything. Nice idea, but that sounds like more fun if this was in the theater instead of a direct-to-video thing.

I'm telling you, please avoid this Barbie film. It's a shameful film of the classic Charles Dickens books.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbie Kerstverhaal See more »

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Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color
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