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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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Cast

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 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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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buon Natale, Ebbie See more »

Company Credits

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Crescent Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Ebbie's hair changes color from almost black to reddish brown from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Ebbie: [she's being forced to see a vision of herself dying alone in a hospital ward] I went out of my way for no one... gave nothing of myself... let no one get close. I took no joy in waking up... or lying down. Empty, gray life... and it ends here?
[she turns to face Christmas Yet-to-Come]
Ebbie: The things you've shown me... it's not the way things have to be? Things can be changed... things can change, people can change!
[Christmas Yet-to-Come points inexorably to the vision of dying Ebbie]
Ebbie: No! I'm already...
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Version of Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) See more »

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A must see at our home around the holidays!
22 December 2005 | by bigdaddy251See all my reviews

Truly touching and wonderfully human update of the classic Dickens tale... a memorable scene in the early part of the film (ghost of Christmas Past)where a young Ebbie(Lucci at her most stunning) recalls a troubling childhood incident involving a stray kitten is particularly heartwarming. Lucci displays her full spectrum of talent portraying Ebbie's transformation from young innocent to savvy (albeit cold-hearted)business executive, and layers what might have been a hackneyed performance with levels of complexity....her performance at the film's finale gives new meaning to what could have quite simply been just tripe.

Why is it taking so long to release this "classic" on DVD? Don't miss it!


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