An American Christmas Carol (1979)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Period Film  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 1979 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Made up to look like a septuagenarian, Henry Winkler plays Benedict Slade, a Scrooge-like miser living in a tiny New England town during the Depression. Slade goes Scrooge one further by repossessing items from a poor farm couple and an orphanage on Christmas eve. While reading a copy of Dickens' The Christmas Carol in his home, Slade is visited by his own set of Spirits Past, Present and Future, including his Hell-dwelling late business partner (Kenneth Pogue). Lensed in Canada, this made-for-TV film premiered the week before Christmas of 1979.

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Christmas, Christmas-spirit, family, financier, greed, holiday, selfishness, terminal-illness