A Carol Christmas

A Carol Christmas

Matthew Irmas (2003)

85min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Dickens has probably never received such an extreme festive makeover, but Matthew Irmas just about gets away with the liberties taken in this TV movie. Tori Spelling turns in a bravura performance as a self-centred chat show host, who makes life a nightmare for producer Michael Landes and PA Nina Siemaszko, as they prepare for her Christmas special. But then she's visited by the ghost of a diva aunt (Dinah Manoff) and the spirits of Christmas Past (Gary Coleman), Present (William Shatner) and Future. The showbiz satire is occasionally amusing, but this is more pantomime than morality tale.

Summary

A self-interested TV talk-show host with heaps of money and a bad attitude vows to pull out all the stops to ensure she avoids any hint of seasonal goodwill, a plan that falls to pieces when three ghosts pay her an unscheduled visit to teach her a lesson. Festive comedy drama based on Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol, with Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff, Michael Landes, Jason Brooks and William Shatner.

Cast & Crew

Carol Cartman Tori Spelling
Marla Dinah Manoff
Jimmy Michael Landes
John Jason Brooks
Roberta Nina Siemaszko
Ghost of Christmas Past Gary Coleman
Hal Holmes Osborne
Dr Bob/Ghost of Christmas Present William Shatner
Director Matthew Irmas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: DVD
Drama Comedy