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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 Collier ... Tiny Tim (as Jacob Moriarty)
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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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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Trivia

The boy that gets Scrooge the prized turkey is based on the appearance of the Artful Dodger especially with the top hat while the beadle seen at the Exchange is based on Mr Bumble. Both characters star in Oliver Twist another story written by Charles Dickens. 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 The Virtue of Rags (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Day, What a Sky
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin and Citizens
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Lackluster? Not bad? This was appalling!
23 December 2004 | by beeryusaSee all my reviews

I can honestly say that this was the worst show of any kind I have ever seen. Wooden performances, horrible sickly sweet songs, a script that mangles Dickens. I believe this movie actually scarred me mentally.

The reviewers who say this was 'lackluster', 'disappointing', or 'good but flawed' must have been sipping too much egg nog. This thing - I balk at calling it any word that might make people think it was made for purposes of entertainment - was absolutely terrible. I dread to think of what could possibly cause people to actually like this piece of refuse.

The only reason I kept watching was because it was so incredibly bad. It had the horrible fascination of a slow motion train wreck.


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