This adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol features Barbie in the role of Eden Starling, singer extraordinaire for a grand theater in Victorian London. When Eden decides to force her fellow performers to work on Christmas day, three spirits arrive to take her on a magical journey in hopes of re-instilling Eden with the proper holiday spirit. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide
It may not be what you think at first glance, but Classic Christmas Favorites is indeed a set of vintage holiday specials, mostly from the team of Rankin/Bass. Start with the one that's not Rankin/Bass, but is a flat-out classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966), the Dr. Seuss tale about a curmudgeon who tries to stop Christmas from coming. From its Seussian zaniness.
Under a thick carpet of green-dyed yak fur and wonderfully expressive Rick Baker makeup, Jim Carrey is up to all of his old tricks (and some nifty new ones) in this live-action movie of Dr. Seuss's holiday classic. He commands the title role with equal parts madness, mayhem, pathos, and improvisational genius.