A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)

A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)





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"Christmas Can Be Such a Bitch" was the tasteful advertising tag line for this updated and revised TV-movie adaptation of Dickens' oft-filmed fable A Christmas Carol. This time around, Victorian penny-pincher Ebenezer Scrooge as been transformed into a beautiful, imperious, foul-mouthed pop singer named Ebony (Vanessa L. Williams). Lording it over her staff in general and her long-suffering manager and former boyfriend Bob Cratchett (Brian McNamara) in particular, Ebony intends to callously exploit the Yuletide season by staging a charity Christmas concert "on behalf of the homeless," an act of "generosity" designed mainly to up her popularity and increase her own bank account. Inevitably, on the eve of the concert, the contentious Ebony is visited by a number of spirits who persuade her to change her ways before it's too late. Chilli of TLC is seen as the ghost of Ebony's former singing partner Marli Jacob while Duran Duran's John Taylor shows up as the Spirit of Christmas Present. No better or worse than any other "improved" version of the Dickens original, A Diva's Christmas Carol was filmed in Montréal and telecast over VH1 on December 13, 2000.
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Viacom Productions


Vanessa L. Williams
as Ebony Scrooge
Igor Chillik
as Marli Jacob
Kathy Griffin
as Ghost of Christmas Past
John Taylor (IV)
as Ghost of Christmas Present
Brian McNamara
as Bob Cratchit
Stéphanie Biddle
as Terry Fitzgerald
Richard Jutras
as Ernie Hoskins
Linda Goodwin
as Kelly Cratchett
Amy Sloan
as Patrice
Joshua Archambault
as Tim Cratchett
Amanda Brugel
as Olivia
Brian McKnight
as Himself
Vanessa Morgan
as Young Ebony
Helena-Alexis Seymour
as Teenage Ebony
Lita Taitt
as Aunt
Ade Obayomi
as Ronnie
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Really cheesy...terrible acting.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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Yes, I'll admit that I watched this. Mostly because I was really bored and I was waiting for a show on VH1 to come on. Needless to say, I didn't really enjoy this. A Christmas Carol is a fine story on its own that doesn't really need to be modernized. It was way too modernized for my liking to be honest. Not to mention, this plot has been done to death so many times. It does have a couple of nice moments though. Plus, I like Vanessa Williams and I also have a soft spot for Kathy Griffin. I don't care what people say about Griffin, she's funny and she's really hot as well. Alas, this movie is really just a waste of time as you have already seen this story several times already. At least I hope you have.

Zack Stewart
Zack Stewart

Another remake of a great classic adjusted in an attempt to bring it closer to the times of today. The acting was pretty good. Yet, even with well known actors it can't surpass the original. Haven't found one that does. Would I watch it again? Possibly. The special effects were better than other remakes and the third ghost was much different than the original version. The ending was well done and with enough of a difference to be enjoyable.

Charlie Goodrich
Charlie Goodrich

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