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Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol' (2008)

Barbie stars in her first holiday movie in this heart-warming adaptation of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs!

Director:

William Lau

Writers:

Elise Allen, Charles Dickens (based on the story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Barbie (voice)
Morwenna Banks ... Eden Starling (voice)
Melissa Lyons Melissa Lyons ... Eden Starling (singing voice)
Prudence Edwards Prudence Edwards ... Young Eden Starling (voice)
Leanne Araya Leanne Araya ... Young Eden / Spirit Of Christmas Past / Ann / Nan (singing voice)
Kandyse McClure ... Catherine / Young Catherine (voice) (as Kandyse Mcclure)
Shauntia Fleming Shauntia Fleming ... Catherine (singing voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Chuzzlewit / Spirit Of Christmas Present / Mrs. Dorrit (voice)
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Aunt Marie (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Spirit Of Christmas Past / Seamstress / Baby (voice)
Lisa Roth Lisa Roth ... Spirit Of Christmas Present (singing voice)
Gwynyth Walsh ... Spirit Of Christmas Future (voice)
Kelly Bixby Kelly Bixby ... Spirit Of Christmas Future (singing voice)
Amelia Henderson ... Kelly / Tammy (voice) (as Amelia Thripura Henderson)
Michael Ann Angone Michael Ann Angone ... Tammy (singing voice)
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Storyline

Intent on spending Christmas Eve at home rather than going to the hospital's annual charity ball, Barbie's little sister, Kelly, dreams of eating cookies and drinking cocoa in front of her fireplace. Much like Charles Dickens' timeless festive tale depicted in A Christmas Carol (1951), to convince her, Barbie recounts the story of the famous Victorian singer, Eden Starling, who demands that her crew cancel their Christmas plans, to rehearse her upcoming show. Will the night-time visitations by the Spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Future help Eden change her mind? Written by Nick Riganas

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A Family Classic Filled With Laughs! See more »

Genres:

Animation | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbie Kerstverhaal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

One of the few adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" were the Spirit of Christmas Future actually talks. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing quote: "Keep the beauty of Christmas in your heart every day of the year"
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Connections

Followed by Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck The Halls
Traditional Welsh Folk Song ('Nos Galan'), lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
Produced and Arranged by Arnie Roth
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Entertaining for "Barbie" fans; disappointing for "Charles Dicken" fans
22 December 2011 | by neenahhhSee all my reviews

It's Christmas season 2011! Now, let me ask people this: Is there anything better than curling up and watching a feel-good Christmas movie during the holidays? Probably, but heh. That's what I did. This film was one of the movies that I chose to watch so that I could get even more into the Christmas spirit. Who doesn't love happy Christmas movies, anyway? :)

In this film, we have an adaption of the world-famous story by Charles Dickens-- Barbie style. The movie begins by Barbie telling her little sister a story about a particular woman, Eden, who just doesn't enjoy the holidays. Eden basically hates Christmas and lives by Aunt Mary's motto: In a selfish world, the selfish succeed. Several Christmas apparitions visit Eden to set her right.

I chose this to be the first Christmas film I watched for the holidays. That was right of me. Young children could possibly find joy and entertainment in this Barbie film. Parents don't have to worry about 'scary things', either. The film has been padded with much-added humor that only children will enjoy. Still, to be fair, it was nice to watch this film. Barbie movies are filled with innocence that I do enjoy! But I didn't like their retelling of Dickens' novel. Fans of Dickens' should steer clear from this one.

Viewed on: December 22-23, 2011


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