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Ebenezer Scrooge


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  • n. A scrooge; a miser.


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  • "This would be like a film studio trademarking the character name" Ebenezer Scrooge "for all media (no one has) and then no one could perform" A Christmas Carol "on a stage, TV, in a film, radio, etc without first securing the right to use the name from the trademark owner," a critic emails me.


  • Bolt was the first film to be made from the start for 3D and a deal has been signed with Imax for a Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge which is scheduled for release at the end of this year.

    BBC News | Technology | World Edition

  • The Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector, whose philosophy for decades now regarding the poor can be summed up with Ebenezer Scrooge's line: "Are their no prisons?"

    Joseph A. Palermo: The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

  • To describe the mortal agonies I believed myself to be suffering every time she drew attention to Murray's first-serve stats, exclaimed at a mis-hit, or passed comment on the greenness of his shirt, would embarrass both of us; suffice it to say, I retreated into an irascible, miserly silence that channelled the Grinch, Silas Marner and Ebenezer Scrooge into one flawless and potentially infinite sulk.

    Pain of watching sport that I will never die happy | Emma John

  • Every year someone decides that they are going to produce the definitive charming twist on the Dickens classic, featuring some modern-day star of the moment portraying an updated version of Ebenezer Scrooge.

    Keli Goff: The Best of the Very Worst Christmas Movies

  • You and I got clubbed by Ebenezer Scrooge over Christmas.

    A Dickens Of A Debate Between Mr. Scrooge And Mr. Say

  • Levine wants higher taxes on investors because money left in our hands is wasted, because like Ebenezer Scrooge we waste it on gold ingots rather than spend it on health care for Tiny Tim.

    A Dickens Of A Debate Between Mr. Scrooge And Mr. Say

  • People like me and Ebenezer Scrooge have been disparaged for too long.

    Do you hate football and want to help the poor? Take up gambling

  • Oddly, this Christmas season, it seems one of the old classics, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, and its protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, delivers the same timely message, of hope and redemption.

    Paula B. Mays: Ebenezer Scrooge - Hope, Redemption and the 2008 Election

  • This particular forum, December 21, 2008 consisted of a conversation between Dean Lloyd, actor Martin Rayner, who plays both Ebenezer Scrooge and Charles Dickens in this year's Ford's Theater, production and Dickens scholar John Galvin, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. In examining Dickens and the character of Ebenezer, more closely, Rayner and Galvin conclude that he is more than just a mean old man turned nice.

    Paula B. Mays: Ebenezer Scrooge - Hope, Redemption and the 2008 Election


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