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The cover to the DVD release.

A Carol Christmas is a Hallmark Channel original movie, starring Tori Spelling, that premiered on December 7, 2003. The film is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story of a similar name. As of 2009, it is shown on ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas event, but has recently been shown back on the Hallmark Channel again for the 2011 holiday season.


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Tori Spelling plays Carol Cartman, a conceited sensationalist talk show host. She is cynical, selfish, and generally treats her employees with cold contempt. She has been molded this way by her late Aunt Marla (Dinah Manoff). On Christmas Eve, she is haunted by her Aunt who warns her of the mistake she made and the terrible fate awaiting her if she doesn't change. In the tradition of the original story, she is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come, and is shown how she will die alone and unloved if she doesn't change. At the end, she becomes a warm, caring person vowing to make amends. She goes on to her television show and makes a touching speech to her audience about the importance of Christmas and giving.


The film was made available on DVD on December 8, 2005.


  • There are several key differences in this version to the original such as Carol's assistant not having a sick child and reuniting with her former lover.


Actor/actress Character
Tori Spelling Carol
Dinah Manoff Aunt Marla
Gary Coleman The Ghost of Christmas Past
William Shatner The Ghost of Christmas Present
Barbara Niven Sexy TV Star
James Cromwell The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Gage Golightly Young Carol

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