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In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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George Kaczender
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Lucci ... Elizabeth 'Ebbie' Scrooge
Wendy Crewson ... Roberta 'Robbie' Cratchet
Ron Lea ... Paul
Molly Parker ... Francine 'Frannie' (mother and daughter)
Lorena Gale ... Rita / Ghost of Christmas Present
Jennifer Clement ... Ghost of Christmas Past #1
Nicole Parker ... Ghost of Christmas Past #2
Susan Hogan ... Mrs. Dobson
Kevin McNulty ... Mr. Dobson
Taran Noah Smith ... Tim 'Timmy' Cratchet
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Jake Marley
Adrienne Carter ... Little Ebbie
Bill Croft ... Luther / Spirit of Christmas Yet To Come
Elan Ross Gibson Elan Ross Gibson ... Homeless Woman
Laura Harris ... Martha Cratchet
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In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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She knew the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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Trivia

Jake is several years older than Ebbie in the film, but in real life, Jeffrey DeMunn, who was born in 1947, is fortunately one year younger than Susan Lucci, who was born in 1946. See more »

Goofs

As the elevator door closes after Jake and Ebbie step in, Jake put his arms down to his side. In the next shot in the elevator after the door closes, he has them stretched out again. See more »

Quotes

Ebbie: My job is important! I have been upfront with you about that from the beginning! So if you're one of those men -...
Paul: One of those men! My God, Ebbie, don't make me the enemy! I'm glad you like your job, I'm glad that you have a career and that you're successful! You can't imagine how proud I am of you! But -...
Ebbie: Oh, right, here it comes, the but!
Paul: You always choose it over me... over us! Every time! You can't tell me I'm wrong, can you?
[Ebbie is silent]
Paul: Can you?
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What you sow you reap!
18 December 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Before Ms. Scrooge, there was this film, one of only two that I am aware of with a female Scrooge.

Susan Lucci was just perfect in the role of Elizabeth (Ebbie) Scrooge, but it was the Christmas Ghosts that really stole the show.

George Kaczender (Christmas on Division Street) has another hit with this film that is based on Dickens' novel.

Wendy Crewson (Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause) plays Roberta 'Robbie' Cratchet, a single mom with two children, including Tiny Tim.

Jennifer Clement and Nicole Parker were fantastically cute as the Ghosts of Christmas Past. They had a "Dreamgirls" look at first, then switched to an "I Dream of Genie" look. It was certainly a different twist.

Lorena Gale (Premonition, Slither) was the Ghost of Christmas present and was so funny in that role.

Molly Parker from "Deadwood" was the sister/niece.

This was an interesting and light version that was really enjoyable.


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4 December 1995 (USA) See more »

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