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It's Christmas, Carol! (2012)

The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive Carol Huffler, who on Christmas Eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael M. Scott

Writers:

William Penick (teleplay), Christopher Sey (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Carol
Carrie Fisher ... Eve
Olivia Cheng ... Kendra
Tygh Runyan ... Ben
Patti Allan ... Gale
Chelah Horsdal ... Tanya
Rebecca Davis ... Wendy
Susan Hogan ... Linda
Robin Douglas ... Gloria
Jim Thorburn ... Zac
Johannah Newmarch ... Susan
Dalila Bela ... Young Carol (9)
Tanya Champoux ... Young Linda
Joshua Balfour Joshua Balfour ... 9 Year Old Son
Kennedi Clements ... Emma
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The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive Carol Huffler, who on Christmas Eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the things that are truly important in life and that she is there to show her the errors of her ways. Eve explains that normally there would be three ghosts for the job, but due to budget cutbacks, she is in charge of Carol's journey through her past, present, and future. Written by Anonymous

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Family | Fantasy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Susan Hogan was in two other versions of A Christmas Carol: An American Christmas Carol and Ebbie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) Kendra tells Carol, "She's [Tanya] a single mom with two kids." (at around 58 mins) Carol and Eve are looking through Tanya's window and Carol says, "I didn't know she had kids." See more »

Quotes

Eve: Spirits have been coming down here to help people for generations. Chuck was just the first person to write it down.
Carol: Did you just say Chuck? As in Dickens?
Eve: You know what, nice guy, obviously a fantastic writer, but he had a tendency to exaggerate things. Like 3 ghosts instead of 1, or a turkey instead of a slab of mutton.
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Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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You Can Feel the Groove
Performed by T-Connection
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada Film and Television Placement Division
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Carol's Christmas is Worth Catching:)
19 November 2012 | by abcj-2See all my reviews

I have been in an early Christmas mood this year. It all started when I saw ads for the Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark Channel last week. I don't even regularly watch the channel, but I ran across Richard Thomas in another movie and got hooked. I've seen 5 Hallmark movies this weekend, and I may still watch a few more. If I don't, then it was worth seeing 4 mediocre but fun films in order to discover this 1 extremely cute Christmas tale. Caution: This movie is for romantics and people who love happy endings without a complete overdose on the saccharine. It may also convert a few cynics and greedy workaholics.

If you're familiar with Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, then expect the visits to the past, present, and future but with a comic twist. Carrie Fisher is the ghost, Eve, who visits Carol, a publishing CEO with a "bah humbug" attitude about Christmas, relationships, and just about everything she once valued except for the bottom line: making money. Carol's pace at work and nasty delivery of her terms are completely unbalanced with the memory of Eve, her old boss, who has died and left the company in Carol's misguided. Eve loved publishing good books for those who love reading good books. Christmas was special when Eve was in charge. Carol expects it to be just another workday and everyone in her employee to accept her way.

Carol is played by the incredibly beautiful and naturally talented Emmanuel Vaugier whom I've never seen before but found delightful. She was able to handle all the roles she played with great aplomb. The witty Carrie Fisher as Eve, the ghost of Carol's dead boss, is a bit sarcastic but really quite sweet as she carries out the job she was sent to do with Carol.

The movie really picks up when the two women embark on a journey that isn't one bit scary, cute as it can be, and bittersweet. This all makes it a well-made TV movie with a supporting cast who may be over the top for some (Carson Kressley is ebullient for sure!), but they are there to show their distress caused by Carol and, of course, for comic relief. And, of course, there is a love story in Carol's past, present, and future if she is capable of changing.

It's a Hallmark movie, so expect a happy ending. However, be on the lookout for one of those rare TV movies that you may want to put on your Christmas list for next year. It was a positive twist on a classic tale and neatly tied with a ribbon... a typewriter ribbon to be exact, but you'll have to watch the movie to figure that one out;) This movie helped me get into the much needed spirit, so enjoy it if this is your thing and have a Merry Christmas!!!


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English

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18 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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