Friday at 9:00 PM TNT will be showing A Christmas Carol (1999) starring Patrick Stewart as Scrooge.  I am reasonably certain I have seen every motion picture iteration of this story, and nearly every single television version as well; I even suffered through the musical starring Kelsey Grammer (egads!) from 2004. TNT’s made for TV movie is one of the best; Patrick Stewart brings a unique energy to the role which makes one believe that Scrooge could be both as mean in the beginning and as changed in the end as Dickens would have us imagine.  Check out the trailer or click on the image below to visit the film’s IMDB page for more information.

– John Morton