Scary Santas! Toy Thieves! 12 Holiday Movie Clichés Unavoidable as Fruitcake

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Attempts to Shake Up the Christmas Carol Formula
Attempts to Shake Up the Christmas Carol Formula
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Charles Dickens’ classic redemption fable has been made over by Disney (with Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer), the 'Jetsons' (with Cosmo Spacely as Ebenezer), the Muppets (with an admirably straight-faced Michael Caine as Ebenezer), and even Bill Murray, who transformed 'A Christmas Carol' into a critique of Reagan Era commercialism in 'Scrooged.' But though tweaks on the Dickens formula may be old hat, these are all still really fun. And if you want a particular treat, check out a proto-Wilhelmina Slater Vanessa Williams as Ebony Scrooge in the 2000 VH1 movie 'A Diva’s Christmas Carol.'  {Image Credit: Hallmark Channel}

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