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Film: A Christmas Carol The Musical
A Christmas Carol: The Musical is a 2004 Made for TV movie that is based on a stage musical production that ran at Madison Square Garden from 1994-2003.

This film provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The Past sequence shows Scrooge's father being sent to debtor's prison, Scrooge rejecting the Fezziwigs' application for a loan, and the death of Jacob Marley.
  • California Doubling: Shot in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Dark Reprise: The Christmas Yet to Come sequence is a medley of dark reprises: "Jolly Good Time", "Link By Link", "You Mean More to Me", "Nothing to Do With Me", and "God Bless Us, Everyone".
    • The last two songs, along with "A Place Called Home", get a Triumphant Reprise when Scrooge is reformed.
  • Economy Cast: As in the corresponding stage play, members of an ensemble play a number of roles.
  • I Am Becoming Song: Scrooge's pleas to God and the Ghost of Christmas Future, in "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today".
  • It's the Best Whatever, Ever!: Tiny Tim calls what would have been his last Christmas "the best Christmas ever".
  • Let There Be Snow: It starts to snow just in time for the final number.
  • The Musical
  • The Oner: Used in the opening to show many characters who will feature later.
  • Recurring Riff: "A Place Called Home", "Christmas Together", and "God Bless Us, Everyone" function as overarching themes, rather than isolated songs.
  • Shout-Out: The director used the dance scene from West Side Story to inspire a romantic scene at the Fezziwigs' ball.
A Christmas Carol 2000Films of 2000 - 2004 Chunhyang

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