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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

On his way home Scrooge sees a funeral of the wife of his client Mr Smyth. The funeral could refer to the start of the novel with the death of Jacob Marley who Charles Dickens described as dead a door nail. The funeral may also foreshadow the ghost of Marley and the fate of Scrooge in the future unless he repents. 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: 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 Sanford and Son: Ebenezer Sanford (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

God Bless Us Everyone
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Ruthie Henshall
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First rate TV Fare, loved it.
29 November 2004 | by LT-10See all my reviews

I couldn't get enough of this! Catchy tunes and and fast pacing kept it going right to the end. Can't wait to add this to my collection as another great version of A Christmas Carol.

I've noticed some complaints about the adding of characters and slight plots changes. Well, I WELCOMED these. It makes the story fresh and interesting, I mean come on! We all love this story but have seen it/heard it/read it exactly the same many many times.

Be sure to catch Jason Alexander's song, as well as the one at Fezziwig's. They hightlight a strong musical score. I'm hoping for a soundtrack. Honorable mention to Jennifer Love Hewitt, I wasn't sure what to expect having only hearing her sing pop. But she holds her own here and shows versatility with her voice.

A Christmas Carol is a great, simple, musical. Large chorus numbers filled with choreography and soft ballads. It is a welcomed break from the attention deficit Moulin Rouge and scene-stealer infested Chicago.


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