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The classic Dickens tale gets a refreshing modern update in this heartwarming holiday treasure starring Cicely Tyson. Miserly-banker Ebenita Scrooge is given the opportunity to examine her life, in a way only three special Christmas ghosts can.
Pinching every penny, Ebenita Scrooge has built up her loan shark business without the unnecessary distraction of charitableness. So focused is Ebenita on the bottom line that she doesn't countenance raises for hard-pressed employees like Bob Cratchit. Unable to rest in peace, her late mentor Marley materializes with a warning for Scrooge to mend her ways. Next, a succession of ghostly spirits appear to show Scrooge the error of her ways and offer redemption. The Ghost of Christmas Past places blame for Scrooge's skinflint ways on her father's business failure and premature death in a fire. Is it any wonder the Ghost of Christmas Present catches her unaware of the plight of Cratchit's son Tim who's terminally ill? When the Ghost of Christmas Future reveals the dispensation of her holdings to the IRS, Scrooge turns over a generous new leaf.
Cicely Tyson ... Ebenita Scrooge
Katherine Helmond ... Maude Marley
Michael Beach ... Rev. Luke
John Bourgeois ... Cratchit
William Greenblatt ... Tiny Tim
Michael J. Reynolds ... Christmas Past
Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Christmas Present
Julian Richings ... Christmas Future