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A Christmas Carol: The Musical
A Christmas Carol The Musical
Actor: Kelsey Grammer
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     1hr 37min

Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier") brings Ebenezer Scrooge to life in this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale. During a Christmas Eve dream that evolves into nightmarish proportions, embittered and miserly Scrooge...  more »


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Actor: Kelsey Grammer
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Christmas, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/18/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Best Christmas Carol Ever
Debbie | Arizona | 11/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Our favorite Christmas Carol has always been "Scrooge", the Albert Finney classic, until we viewed "A Christmas Carol The Musical" starring Kelsey Grammer. This movie is well directed, the performers are outstanding and the special effects are great. This is a must see for anyone who loves musicals. This movie is the closest to a live theatre production that you will ever experience.
It grows on you...
Robert McCloud | USA | 12/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This version of 'A Christmas Carol' will grow on you. I have to agree with one other reviewer, the music is the best part of this movie. As for Jason Alexander as Marley: he has one of the best musical numbers in the movie. "Link-by-Link" is absolutely delightful. I also agree with the thoughts on Kelsey Grammer, that he did a great job as Scrooge.

When Christmas rolls around, our family loves to pull out these three DVDs: the Muppets 'A Christmas Carol', George C. Scott's 'A Christmas Carol', and now 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical'. It makes for a great time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day!"
Great New Version!!!
Milkyway Movie Lover | 06/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I couldn't believe my eyes, that anyone would knock this excellent version of the famous old tale, but to each their own I suppose. but to the one star rating which only slanders this marvelous production I can only say take it as a Bah Humbug and didmiss it. I am a collector of antique Christmas of many diverse avenues so of course I had to have every issue of this ever filmed, mainly because I love the old Carol, not just because I collect Christmas mind you, it's just a lovely story that I really love because what's better than seeing someone go from a hard hearted grump to a tender hearted Christmas lover!! God Bless old Scrooge, and I'm sure He did, in every person who ever was born anew in Him from any wretched past. You know, I even have this old classic on a series of 78 records I play on my wind up record player, the one with Basil Rathbone as Scrooge. I even have the 1910 version from Thomas Edison's Studios. Well, when I found this one I'd overlooked it for a couple years and then didnt get to watch it at Christmas the year I bought it due to watching so many other Christmas Movies I have, 86 total. So during the Christmas season of 2007 I made a point to watch it. Glad I did too! It's wonderful, the scene where Marley's Ghost comes to Scrooge,, well, I dont like to blow anything so I'll just say it was very imaginative the way they added a new flair to that sequence, very good indeed!!! So glad I bought a new plasma 50 inch HDTV last summer, movies like this are so perfect on the new HDTV's. In my humble opinion, you cannot compare this musical to the 1970 musical with Albert Finney, Apples and Oranges, my God we're talking about 34 years difference for Pete sake. Because I love them all for their own merits I don't compare them anyway. but I can assure you this is a great DVD to own, not at all a flop as another viewer claims. He/she probably doesnt believe in Santa Claus either, lol, enough said. the bottom line is simply this; If you love watching different versions of "A Christmas Carol" then by all means add this great one to your collection and I promise you you'll be glad you did. I'm a 53 year old Christmas lover who knows a good thing when I see it, I even gave copies of this on DVD to friends last Christmas if that says anything. If you are considerng buying this on DVD, rest easy knowing its a good buy."
Make watching this a part of your holiday tradition!
Smokeyham | 12/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first watched this version of a Christmas Carol when it came out on NBC, and was entranced by the music and the acting and dancing.

This musical has a different flavour from Albert Finney's classic, but the cast truly seems to have fun with this and some of the songs will bring tears to your eyes. A nice balance of the fun and the poignant. Both are worth having in your collection.