Gary Coleman in "A Carol Christmas" on The Hallmark Channel
PREMIERES: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2003 AT 8 PM ON THE HALLMARK CHANNEL
RE-AIRS 10 PM DEC 7 AND 8PM DEC 25.
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the TV studio, staff members scurry at the sight of tempestuous talk show host Carol Cartman (Tori Spelling, “Beverly Hills, 90210”). Insensitive, self-centered and downright stingy, the celebrity is working her crew to the bone, oblivious to the hardship – and hard feelings – she leaves in her wake. But this high-maintenance, high-heeled Scrooge is about to experience a holiday she’ll never forget, in "A Carol Christmas,” Hallmark Channel’s high-spirited spin on Charles Dickens’ classic tale.
Although she’s reached the pinnacle of success, Carol’s personal life has suffered on her climb to the top, thanks to the machinations of her opportunistic Aunt Marla (Dinah Manoff, “Empty Nest”), a modern day Jacob Marley. On Christmas Eve, when the egomaniacal Carol lays down for a nap before her big holiday show, she gets a series of visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, who present her with a priceless gift – the chance to change her ways and change her life.
Stars Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff, Jason Brooks, Nina Siemaszko, William Shatner, and Gary Coleman.