A Christmas Carol (1999 film)

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A Christmas Carol
Directed by David Hugh Jones
Produced by Dyson Lovell
Written by Charles Dickens (novel, A Christmas Carol)
Peter Barnes
Starring Patrick Stewart
Richard E. Grant
Joel Grey
Distributed by RHI Entertainment
Release date
December 5, 1999
Running time
95 min.
Country USA/UK
Language English

A Christmas Carol is a 1999 television movie adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 novella. It was directed by David Hugh Jones and stars Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge and Richard E. Grant as Bob Cratchit. The film was produced after Patrick Stewart performed a series of successful theatrical readings of "A Christmas Carol" on Broadway and in London. The film is marketed with the tagline "In just one night, he has seen his past, his present, and his future... and they've all come back to haunt him."

Plot summary

In the Victorian period, Ebenezer Scrooge is a skinflint businessman who loathes the Christmas season and begrudges having to give time off to his best employee, Bob Cratchit. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late friend and business partner, Jacob Marley, who in the afterlife has come to see the errors of his ways. Marley arranges for Scrooge to be visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come in hopes of teaching Scrooge of the importance of embracing the joy of the holiday season. Scrooge reforms, learning to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in his heart, ultimately becoming a well-loved and respected man.

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