“It’s Christmas, Carol!” is Hallmark Channel Original Movie that premiered Nov. 18, 2012, as part of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas. The holiday film, a twist on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol, stars Emmanuelle Vaugier. Carrie Fisher and Carson Kressley.
“It’s Christmas, Carol!” is Rated: F For Family, J for Joy and H For Hope.*
Emmanuelle Vaugier (“Two and a Half Men”), two-time Emmy® Award nominee Carrie Fisher (“30 Rock,” “Wishful Drinking”) and Emmy® Award winner Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) are joined by Olivia Cheng (“Eureka”) and Tygh Runyan (“SGU Stargate Universe”) in a 21st century twist on Dickens’ classic tale.
Carol Huffman (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is one of Chicago’s most successful book publishers and a ruthless businesswoman headed for an eternity of regret. Carol is all business and has created a life that has no room for personal relationships.
Carol’s staff fears and hates her and a staff revolt is being led by Fred (Carson Kressley), which adds some comic relief to the story. The staff wishes that the company founder Eve Miller (Carrie Fisher) was still alive and the company was run again by someone who appreciates good quality books instead of just publishing hot topics to make money.
During a Christmas Eve party, an agent introduces Carol to an up-and-coming author, and Carol is shocked to meet Ben (Tygh Runyan), her boyfriend from fifteen years ago. Carol and Ben were in love, but Carol was more financially driven and quarreled with Ben about the importance of financial success versus quality writing.. Ben was more interested in being a good writer no matter how little he made, so Carol stormed off and left him.
Carol meets the ghost of her former boss, Eve, who takes her on a journey to visit Christmas past, present and future. Helped by Eve, Carol comes face to face with the unhappiness she has caused, much like Ebenezer Scrooge in the classic Dickens’ tale “A Christmas Carol.”. Carol wakes up on Christmas morning determined to make amends for her cold-hearted past and finds true love is worth more than a New York Times bestseller!
“It’s Christmas, Carol!” is an Entertainment One Television production in association with Front Street Pictures and Larkin-Goldstein Productions. John Morayniss is executive producer and Armand Leo is supervising producer for Entertainment One. Michael Goldstein and Michael Larkin are executive producers. Harvey Kahn is producer. Michael M. Scott directed from a script by William Penick and Christopher Sey.
* Hallmark Channel is once again issuing the Christmas TV ratings system. The Christmas ratings include: S for Santa, T for Christmas Tree, J for Joy, F for Family, H for Hope and P for Presents. Have a very merry Christmas!