A Carol Christmas

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A Carol Christmas
A Carol Christmas DVD.jpg
Distributed by Hallmark Channel
Directed by Matthew Irmas
Produced by Robert Halmi, Jr.
Larry Levinson
Albert T. Dickerson III
Written by Tom Amundsen
Starring Tori Spelling
Dinah Manoff
William Shatner
Gary Coleman
Music by Roger Bellon
Cinematography Geza Sinkovics
Editing by Jennifer Jean Cacavas
Thomas A. Krueger
Language English
Release date December 7, 2003 (USA) (Hallmark Entertainment, Larry Levinson Productions)
Running time 120 minutes

A Carol Christmas is a TV movie starring Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff, William Shatner and Gary Coleman. It premiered on the Hallmark Channel in 2003. The film is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story of a similar name.

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Spelling plays Carol Cartman, a conceited sensationalist talk show host. She is cynical, selfish, and generally treats her employees with cold contempt. She has been molded this way by her late Aunt Marla (Dinah Manoff). On Christmas Eve, she is haunted by her Aunt who warns her of the mistake she made and the terrible fate awaiting her if she doesn't change. In the tradition of the original story, she is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. She is shown how she will die alone and unloved if she doesn't change. At the end, she becomes a warm, caring person vowing to make amends. She goes on to her television show and makes a touching speech to her audience about the importance of Christmas and giving. At the very end, the three Christmas Spirits reappear outside Carol's sister's house, where Carol decided to go after all for the holidays, and comment on their work at transforming Carol Cartman, a twist not seen in any adaptation of A Christmas Carol up to then, and which would be repeated three years later, at the end of Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas.

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