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* CreepyHighPitchedVoice: Jaime Lyn Beatty's breathy, childlike voice as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Also arguably Jamie Burns as Christmas Future, though that's a more standard OneWomanWail.


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* CreepyHighPitchedVoice: Jaime Lyn Beatty's breathy, childlike voice as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Also arguably Jamie Burns as Christmas Future, though that's a more standard OneWomanWail.


* NoBudget: As with all the shows Starkid organized over the Internet during the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic this show was done on a shoestring budget with a great deal of largesse from the actors providing their own costumes, makeup, and tech. The primary reason for the failure to produce this show as a live performance was the team's modem not being able to handle the load, according to WordOfGod.


* TearJerker: As silly as the overall idea of this show may seem, especially Creator/BrianHolden playing Tiny Tim, the sad moments were genuinely heartwrenching for many fans, especially Creator/DylanSaunders' MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when he sees the Cratchit family's poverty in "Priceless", followed by the CallBack to this moment in "The Final Ghost".
-->'''Scrooge''': So many mouths to feed... I never knew...
-->'''Christmas Present''': You never asked.
-->'''Scrooge''': That Tiny Tim kid needs help...
-->'''Christmas Present''': Indeed, makes you wonder how long he'll last.
-->''(one song later)''
-->'''Bob Cratchit''': I'm grateful for this Christmas feast \\
Just the kind Tiny Tim would enjoy \\
I only wish he were here to see \\
Forgive me... How I just miss my boy


* HilariousInHindsight: The line about Tom Houston (played by Creator/DylanSaunders) in ''Theatre/BlackFriday'', where Paul says to Emma, "Your brother-in-law's a bit of a Scrooge, isn't he?"
** Also applies to Corey Dorris briefly appearing as "Principal Humbugger" in ''[[ShowWithinAShow Santa Claus is Goin' to High School]]'' in ''Theatre/BlackFriday'', since now Corey is playing Fred, the original PhraseCatcher for "Bah, humbug!".


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The whole point of this show, and Clark Baxtresser doesn't disappoint -- in particular, fans have gushed over how the OpeningChorus, "Bah Humbug", is almost ''too'' epic an introductory song for this story.


* ActorShipping: One major draw of this show for fans of Creator/JoeyRichter and Creator/LaurenLopez is that "Priceless" is the first love duet the two of them have ''ever done'' onscreen -- possibly intentional, since this is one of the first shows they've done after they went public with their romantic relationship following their engagement in July 2020.


* TroubledProduction: This was originally intended as a series of ''live'' shows done over conference call with GreenScreen, as a way to prove real live theatre (as opposed to Zoom script readings where everyone's in a tiny window at their computer) could still be done in the era of the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic. Sadly, it didn't work out due to numerous technical issues, and as a result the Friday night performance had to be canceled and the rest of the performances pre-recorded (though each time slot was a new and different recording).
** Creator/MeredithStepien later released a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptClDx6tgu0 video]] detailing just how troubled this production was -- the team already found out that the live GreenScreen performances wouldn't work after the tech rehearsal the night before the planned opening night on Dec. 11, and had to scramble and work through the night in order to create recorded versions of the songs to play instead, with only Creator/DylanSaunders as Scrooge and Clark Baxtresser as the Narrator performing live, only for ''that'' to fail to work because director Creator/CoreyLubowich's Internet connection gave out, forcing the performance to be canceled entirely (and forcing the next three livestreamed performances to just be a single prerecorded video).


* ThoseTwoActors: Fans of Creator/DylanSaunders' chemistry with Creator/MeredithStepien in ''Theatre/{{Starship}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Twisted}}'' now get to see a different side of that chemistry with the duet between Scrooge and Marley's Ghost in "Three Spirits".


* IronyAsSheIsCast: The cast has made some jokes on social media about how much of the cast of this show is Jewish -- especially Creator/DylanSaunders, who plays Scrooge (as well as Creator/BrianRosenthal, who plays Young Scrooge) -- and don't actually celebrate Christmas as opposed to Chanukah.


* DyeingForYourArt: As he often does, Creator/JoeyRichter grew out his hair and mustache to give Bob Cratchit an appropriate look as an aging '70s NewAgeRetroHippie. Conversely, Creator/BrianHolden had to ''shave'' his mustache to play Tiny Tim (although you can still see it on him in the earlier-recorded bit with him as the male Debtor).


* DawsonCasting: An extreme PlayedForLaughs variant, obviously, but Creator/BrianHolden plays ten-year-old Tiny Tim. (This feels like Starkid deliberately subverting expectations that this would be another case of Creator/LaurenLopez [[CrossCastRole playing a little boy]] like the old days.)
** A mixture of DawsonCasting and UnderageCasting -- Creator/BrianRosenthal plays "Young Scrooge" and Creator/DylanSaunders plays present-day Scrooge, even though they're around the same age in RealLife (in their 30s). Young Scrooge ranges in age from his boyhood to Brian's real age of his early 30s when Belle leaves him, while present-day Scrooge is clearly meant to be an old man at least in his 60s, but thanks to this show having relatively NoBudget this is only vaguely suggested with their costumes and acting.


* CreatorCouple: After Creator/LaurenLopez and Creator/JoeyRichter finally publicly announced they were together (after having dated for at least eight years) with their engagement in 2020, this is the first time they've actually played a couple onstage in a Starkid show, as Bob and Emily Cratchit, and the first time they've sung an overtly romantic duet.
** As a subversion of this, Starkid's other famous CreatorCouple, Creator/BrianHolden and Creator/MeredithStepien ("[[PortmanteauCoupleName Breredith]]") is also in this show, but play two characters who have absolutely no connection, Tiny Tim and Jacob Marley -- although they do reappear later on in the Future sequence as the debtor couple celebrating Scrooge's death.


* {{Blooper}}: Along with intentional '80s style analogue artifacts (snow and white lines) to make it look like a VHS tape, the livestreamed performances also had actual digital artifacts and glitches due to the technical difficulties of putting the show together, like the Looters in "The Final Ghost" suddenly turning sideways and pixelated.


* ActingForTwo: Most of the lower-billed cast play multiple roles as part of the ensemble. It's especially notable in the Christmas Future sequence, where the Respectable Businessmen immediately change clothes to become the {{Street Punk}}s who rob Scrooge's house, but are basically the same callous assholes in both bits.


* DyeingForYourArt: Both Creator/JaimeLynBeatty and Jamie Burns wear blonde wigs to play the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future, respectively, invoking HairOfGoldHeartOfGold (and also to look more like Creator/JaneFonda and [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Princess Diana]]).

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* DyeingForYourArt: Both Creator/JaimeLynBeatty As he often does, Creator/JoeyRichter grew out his hair and Jamie Burns wear blonde wigs mustache to give Bob Cratchit an appropriate look as an aging '70s NewAgeRetroHippie. Conversely, Creator/BrianHolden had to ''shave'' his mustache to play Tiny Tim (although you can still see it on him in the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future, respectively, invoking HairOfGoldHeartOfGold (and also to look more like Creator/JaneFonda and [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Princess Diana]]).earlier-recorded bit with him as the male Debtor).


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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Both Creator/JaimeLynBeatty and Jamie Burns wear blonde wigs to play the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future, respectively, invoking the idea of them being angelic messengers (and also to look more like Creator/JaneFonda and [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Princess Diana]]).

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