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A Christmas Carol

Lynn wrote this teleplay adaptation, based on her Broadway musical version of the Dickens classic. The two-hour Hallmark Entertainment Special aired on NBC, with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Alan Menken.

The special starred Jason Alexander, Jessie L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Geraldine Chaplin, and Kelsey Grammar as Scrooge. It was directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman.

WINNER of the EMMY AWARD for Best Musical Direction

Release Date: 28 November 2004 (USA)

“The score is lyrical, haunting and memorable. “A Place Called Home” is pure nirvana. Other highlights of the score are the songs: “The Nights Of Long Ago” and “God Bless Us Every One” among others.”

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A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004) Drama, Fantasy, Musical | 97min | TV Movie 28 November 2004 6.4
Director: Arthur Allan SeidelmanWriter: Charles Dickens, Mike OckrentStars: Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane KrakowskiSummary: 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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Cast

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Ebenezer Scrooge
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Ghost of Christmas Present / Ticket Seller
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Ghost of Christmas Past / Streetlamp Lighter
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Ghost of Christmas Future / Blind Beggarwoman
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Jacob Marley / Marley's Ghost
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Mr. Fezziwig
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Mrs. Fezziwig
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Scrooge's Mother
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Young Scrooge
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Bob Cratchit
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Tiny Tim (as Jacob Moriarty)
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Mrs. Cratchit
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Fred Anderson
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Sally Anderson (as Julie-Alanah Brighten)

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Countries: Hungary, USALanguages: EnglishBudget: $17,000,000 (estimated)