Christmas Carol: The Musical

Christmas Carol: The Musical

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Director: Arthur A. Seidelman

Cast: Arthur A. Seidelman, Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski

     
 

In this version of Charles Dickens' classic holiday redemption tale, Frazier star Kelsey Grammer assumes the role of everyone's favorite Christmas curmudgeon - Ebenezer Scrooge. As Christmas Eve arrives and the miserly Scrooge drifts into slumber cursing the holiday spirit, a trio of ghosts descends upon him to offer a look at the past, present, and the future…  See more details below

Overview

In this version of Charles Dickens' classic holiday redemption tale, Frazier star Kelsey Grammer assumes the role of everyone's favorite Christmas curmudgeon - Ebenezer Scrooge. As Christmas Eve arrives and the miserly Scrooge drifts into slumber cursing the holiday spirit, a trio of ghosts descends upon him to offer a look at the past, present, and the future of Christmas and offer a new perspective on the holiday that Scrooge so vehemently loathes.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
UPC:
0707729182603
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; 4x3 full screen version; 5.1 Dolby Digital audio; 2.0 Dolby Digital audio; Behind the scenes of A Christmas Carol: The Musical; Commentary with director, Arthur Allan Seidelman; Trailers; English closed captioning; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kelsey Grammer Ebenezer Scrooge
Jesse L. Martin Ghost of Christmas Present/Sandwich Board Man
Jane Krakowski Ghost of Christmas Past/Lamplighter
Jason Alexander Marley's Ghost/Middle-aged Marley
Jennifer Love Hewitt Emily
Geraldine Chaplin Ghost of Christmas Future/Blind Old Hag
Brian Bedford Mr. Fezziwig
Edward Gower Bob Cratchit
Linzi Hateley Mrs. Cratchit
Jacob Moriarty Tiny Tim Cratchit
Steven Miller Young Ebenezer Scrooge
Emily Deamer Grace Smythe
Julian Ovenden Fred Anderson
Julie Alannagh-Brighten Sally Anderson
Claire Moore Mrs. Fezziwig
Joseph Tremain Jonathan
Gus Corrado Mr. Hawkins
Ruthie Henshall Young Scrooge's Mother
Mike Kelly Scrooge's Father
Ian McLarnon Mr. Smythe
Sheila Reid Mrs. Mops
Josh Wilmott Scrooge (10 years old)

Technical Credits
Arthur A. Seidelman Director
Lynn Ahrens Screenwriter
Hanania Baer Cinematographer
Howard Ellis Producer
Joyce Gallie Casting
Bert Glatstein Editor
Camille Grammer Executive Producer
Robert Halmi Executive Producer
Michael Kosarin Musical Direction/Supervision
Lynn Kressel Casting
Alan Menken Score Composer
Steven North Producer
Mike Ockrent Screenwriter
Ferenc Ormos Special Effects Supervisor
Sally Osoba Casting
Dan Siretta Choreography
Keith Wilson Production Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Christmas Carol: The Musical
1. Opening Credits [4:11]
2. Ebenezer Scrooge [5:02]
3. Dinner Invitation [4:59]
4. Tiny Tim [2:43]
5. Home [2:29]
6. Jacob Marley [6:47]
7. Christmas Past [5:21]
8. All Alone [2:30]
9. Christmas Ball [6:59]
10. Emily [3:46]
11. Greedy Fools [6:03]
12. Christmas Present [7:05]
13. Christmas Together [5:09]
14. Best Christmas Ever [5:42]
15. Christmas Yet to Be [2:44]
16. The Graveyard [4:41]
17. God Bless Us Everyone [2:02]
18. Christmas Day [2:33]
19. Christmas Touched His Heart [5:36]
20. Ending Credits [:49]

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Christmas Carol: The Musical 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After George C. Scott, this campy, goofy mess feels like sacrilige. There is none of the wonder, remorse, fascination, kindess, righteous outrage, or *depth of feeling* of any of the other versions of this classic story. Terrible acting, awful singing, cheesey lines. See the version directed by Clive Donner and starring George C. Scott instead. It's a masterpiece, old as it may be; it's well worth watching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the clasic book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and I loved it! I have seen movie adaptations that were superb but this newest version with Kelsey Grammer is horrible! It is the worst version I have ever seen! I'm a big fan of musicals but this just didn't cut it and was too corny! For a musical version of A Christmas Carol I recommend Scrooge starring Albert Finney instead of this stinker! I would also recommend the musical animated version Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol instead of this too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Christmas Classic presented in a delightfully different format. My apprehensions melted away as the story came alive. I found myself fascinated with the talented cast in roles somewhat different than their TV personna. The beautiful musical themes wonderfully set the stage for the expected transformation of the main character. Kelsey Grammer probably loved making this movie. I enjoyed this and showed it to my entire family and all the visiting relatives on Christmas Day. It was one of those moments that become favorite Christmas memories. "God bless us, everyone!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version is very well acted, but what impressed me was the wonderful singing voices of all characters, and the unique lyrics of the songs themselves. There were several different variations of the "Christmas Carol" story presented on the Hallmark channel this year. This one was the best of the lot.
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