A Diva's Christmas Carol

A Diva's Christmas Carol

Vanessa L. Williams
Director: Richard Schenkman Cast: Vanessa L. Williams
Vanessa L. Williams
, Igor Chillik
Igor Chillik
, John Taylor
John Taylor
Richard Schenkman


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Richard Schenkman's hip-hop update of the Yuletide classic A Christmas Carol, A Diva's Christmas Carol, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making it difficult to recommend this disc to anyone who does not already have an interest in the subject matter.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2002
UPC: 0097368353749
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:28:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen format; Dolby Digital English Stereo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vanessa Williams Ebony Scrooge
Igor Chillik Marli Jacob
John Taylor Ghost of Christmas Present
Brian McNamara Bob Cratchett
Kathy Griffin Ghost of Christmas Past
Stephanie Biddle Terry Freeman
Richard Jutras Ernie Hoskins
Linda Goodwin Kelly Cratchett
Michelle Lipper Tina
Amy Sloan Patrice
Christiane Paul Lance
Helena-Alexis Seymour Teen Ebony
Vanessa Morgan Young Ebony
Joshua Archambault Tim Cratchett
Brian McKnight Himself
Henry Pardo Actor
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Schenkman Director,Screenwriter
Claude Castravelli Producer
Bruce Chun Cinematographer
Patricia Clifford Executive Producer
Chris Lennertz Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Ebony Scrooge [5:11]
2. Marketing Machine [5:58]
3. Unhappy Campers [4:05]
4. Night Before Christmas [9:05]
5. Marli's Ghost [6:20]
6. Christmas Past [7:35]
7. Rich & Famous [9:49]
8. Christmas Present [13:19]
9. Christmas Future [7:08]
10. Happy Holiday [9:16]
11. Music & Miracles [7:03]
12. One Year Later [3:40]

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A Diva's Christmas Carol 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though Christmas is over this movie is excellent for any time of the year. The musical comedy stars Vanessa Williams as Ebony Scrooge, a pop singer who hates Christmas and people, (except her manager Bob Cratchett.) Chilli is excellent as Marli Jacobs, a former back-up singer and friend of Ebony's. On Christmas Eve Marli shows up (as a ghost and warns Ebony that she will be haunted by 3 spirits who will save her soul. As the 3 ghosts Kathy Griffin, John Taylor, and VH1's Behind the Music are funny, zany, and serious. Bottom Line: Rent it, (yule like it,) buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie! Vanessa Williams shines as Ebony Scrooge, a miserly, spoiled rotten singer who, over the course of many years has forgotten the meaning of Christmas. On Christmas Eve, she is visited by 3 unique spirits made up of John Taylor (Duran Duran), Kathy Griffin (she was hysterical in this movie and the Ghost of Christmas Past), and a unique, and entertaining version of the Ghost of Christmas yet to Come (ingenious). This movie is a must have for any time of the year!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vanessa Williams is excellent in the role of as a diva who has stomped her way to the top by backstabbing back-up singers, being cruel to her manager, and cheap with her roadies. Then comes Christmas Eve and she gets a much needed wake up call. Mariah Carey and Diana Ross beware...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for any Vanessa Williams/Christmas fan! It's funny, sad, and entertaining. The characters are wonderful, and the film is truly entertaining and it shows the true meaning of Christmas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this movie! It's funny, sad, warm, and it just makes you feel good! There are some great one-liners that are truly memorable. Vanessa is a gem!! A must have for any Vanessa Williams/Christmas fan!