A.V. Club - 12/14/2011
"Torre and Spielman's score is delightful, with Torre's lyrics and book condensing the tale of Scrooge ably in under 90 minutes." -- Grade: B+
Everyone knows the basic premise of Charles Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - the saga of Ebenezer Scrooge, the meanest and most miserly man on Earth, whose life changes forever when he is visited by three ghosts, late one Christmas Eve. The version of the tale that appears in this home release actually constitutes a musical, with compositions by Fred Spielman and a book and lyrics by Janice Torre. Originally produced for television, it stars Basil Rathbone as Scrooge, as well as Johnny Desmond, Patrice Munsel, and legendary crooner Vic Damone.