Barbie in a Christmas Carol 2008 TV-Y CC

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(181) IMDb 6.3/10

Barbie stars in her first holiday movie in this heart-warming adaptation of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs!

Starring:
Kelly Sheridan, Morwenna Banks
Runtime:
1 hour, 20 minutes

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Barbie in a Christmas Carol

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Product Details

Genres Kids & Family
Director William Lau
Starring Kelly Sheridan, Morwenna Banks
Supporting actors Melissa Lyons, Prudence Edwards, Leanne Araya, Kandyse McClure, Shauntia Fleming, Kathleen Barr, Pam Hyatt, Tabitha St. Germain, Lisa Roth, Gwynyth Walsh, Kelly Bixby, Amelia Henderson, Michael Ann Angone, Fabrice Grover, Tim Fett, Shannon Chan-Kent, Luke Smith, Anthony Fett
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating TV-Y
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Great movie, good storyline, great songs, and beautiful animation!
M. Bowen
Barbie tells the story well, and youngsters will be able to learn empathy, as well as see that people can change if they really want to.
Serene Night
My 5 year old niece loves this movie, and watches it once and again.
Laura B

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Doting Mother on November 7, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 5 year old daughter and she loves it. She has watched the movie 3 times in the 3 days that we've had it -- and I've lost count of how many times she's watched the DVD extras. The older she gets, the pickier she is about what she wants to watch more than once and she clearly wants to watch this one over and over. She is scared of a lot of movies (including some of the Barbie movies), but not this one.

The story has been masterfully re-crafted so that a younger kid can watch it without getting scared; yet the message of the original tale is beautifully preserved. The ending leaves one with a happy, positive feeling.

The music is great in this movie -- old Christmas classics like "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas", etc usually sung by Barbie and Teresa. The smart people at Mattel figured out a great way to include the "I Feel Connected" song from Diamond Castle (which my daughter and her friends can't get enough of) in one of the special features. The song is used for a humorous scene introduced by Barbie and Teresa and starring those two little dogs (Lilly and Sparkles) from the Diamond Castle.

The disk includes:

* the movie
* a menu to choose one of the several songs from the movie (Carol-oke Party, the disk calls it).
* several trailers
* a "behind the scenes" video from the Diamond Castle showing the dogs dancing to "I Feel Connected"
* a nice documentary about how a Barbie Collector Holiday Doll is designed which is told using a mother and daughter getting a tour of the Barbie factory. Warning -- your daughter will probably want to start buying those expensive Barbie Collector dolls after seeing this.

This movie is a keeper. I can heartily (really!) recommend it.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By D. Vance VINE VOICE on November 9, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is another real winner from Barbie! The story is well told and the music is wonderful classic Christmas songs that had everyone singing along. I wondered how they would handle The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come without scaring the little ones, and they did it beautifully! The animation seems a little "flatter" than The Diamond Castle, but still very nice. This is a video the whole family can enjoy together. (Even my teenage boys hunkered down to watch!)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. Bowen on November 12, 2008
Format: DVD
I love this movie I think infact its the best that the Barbie makers have done! I know I'm 27 and I watch Barbie movies, deal! LOL I want to buy it now and share the wonder of it with my nieces and nephews!

Great movie, good storyline, great songs, and beautiful animation!

A real treat for all those dreaming of sugar plums this time of year.

Michelle
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Major Abbey on November 25, 2010
Format: DVD
For nearly every Barbie movie with a classic story as its inspiration, we get several people complaining about how "inaccurate" it is. Good news for them; this movie is probably the most accurate adaptation yet.

Sure, the characters aren't quite the same and a few events have been changed around to make it a bit less scary, but overall it's a brilliant adaptation of "A Christmas Carol". Barbie plays Eden Starling (note the initials), a talented singer who believes the world revolves around her ("it's a selfish world, and only the selfish succeed", she says). After threatening to fire her fellow performers if they don't rehearse on Christmas Day, Eden is visited by her Aunt Marie and three spirits. Will they help Eden see the error of her ways?

The animation isn't perfect - it's a bit too bright in places - but overall it's one of the better Barbie movies. Definitely worth a watch, and a good way of introducing your children to Dickens' classic story.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. O'Quinn on November 9, 2008
Format: DVD
My daughter and I were introduced to the Barbie movies last winter and since then have purchased every movie. I bought this latest one for her two days ago and she has already watched it several times. She loves the singing (traditional Christmas tunes) and the cat Chuzzlewit. I did feel as though the animation went back a step from the last few Barbie movies...it could easily be mistaken for one of the older Barbie movies. For this reason, I rated it a 4/5. The writers do a good job in updating the original classic to make it more appealing to younger viewers. The original themes are still there, but the characters (especially the ghost of yet to come) are not nearly as terrifying as in the book. My daughter is three and was was able to sit through the entire movie without being scared (she was scared a few times in the Magic of Pegasus and Mariposa). I recommend this movie to anyone who loves the other Barbie movies or has a child that does.

******(SPOILER ALERT***** The part of Ebenezer Scrooge is played by Barbie (as Eden Starlight). She is a theater diva whose signature line is "In a selfish world, the selfish succeed". She lives her life by this and on Christmas Eve, she receives a visit from her Aunt Marie (dragging her chains of burden), who tells her that she will be visited by three spirits. She wants Eden to know that she made a mistake in raising her to believe that selfish people succeed. The first spirit appears (Spirit of Christmas Past) and takes Eden back in time to her childhood. We see her escaping the house she shares with her Aunt and sledding to visit best friend Catherine. The girls sing together for Catherine's family and are having a great time when there is a knock on the door. It is Aunt Marie, who goes in a tantrum.
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