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John Grin’s Christmas Carol (1986)

Movie Summary

A miserly African American businessman is shown the spirit of Christmas by three ghosts.

John Grin’s Christmas Carol originally premiered on ABC December 6, 1986.

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Cast Includes

Robert Guillaume (John Grin), Roscoe Lee Browne (Ghost of Christmas Past), Geoffrey Holder (Ghost of Christmas Present), Ted Lange (Ghost of Christmas Present), Alfonso Ribeiro (Rocky), Candy Ann Brown (Mrs. Oliver), Jackie Richardson (Mrs. Alcott), Kevin Guillaume (Sam Oliver), Robert O’Ree (Mr. Hodges)

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3 thoughts on “John Grin’s Christmas Carol (1986)

  • Wonderful adaptation / modernization of Dicken’s “Christmas Carol”.

    Guillame stars in AND directs this version ~ and though some of the scenes are added, they are done so in such a way as to be seamlessly integrated. Dickens himself could not have written the additions any better!

    One to see if you can!!!

    5 stars all day long!!!

    • Mark mccoin

      Hi Lisa,

      Do you happen to know where you can purchase a copy of this movie either on VHS or DVD?



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