Barbie in a Christmas Carol

Synopsis: 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 made with love JP
Genre: Animation, Family
Original Story by: Jack Plummer
Director(s): William Lau
76 min




Kelly, where are you? We're late.

(SIGHS) How do little sisters

know the exact worst time to disappear?



Tell me you haven't been

in my room this whole time.

Well, not forever.

Didn't you hear me calling for you?

We're late.

The Charity Christmas Ball

starts in, like, five minutes.

All our friends and family are already there.

Come on.

Small person not next to me.

Kelly? Come on.

(CHUCKLES) Wow. Looks like

someone's got the Christmas spirit.

This isn't Christmas.

Really? Because the calendar says

December 24th, Christmas Eve.

And pretty much everyone we know

is at the Charity Christmas Ball,

where we need to be.

I don't want to go to the Ball.

I want to do what we do every Christmas Eve.

I want to stay home

and make cookies and drink cocoa

and sing carols and open a special present.

That's what we do,

and I'm staying here until we do it.

Okay. I know you miss what we usually do,

but look what we get instead.

We'll go to a big party,

spend time with our friends and family,

and support a really good cause.

The Ball will raise money for a hospital.

- It's Christmas.

- I hate Christmas!

I see. Hmm.

You know what?

I think it's okay if we run a little late.

I wanna show you something.

That's your snow globe.

You said I wasn't allowed to touch it.

Well, this is a special occasion.

Go on.


There's a story behind this snow globe.

There is?

A story about the beauty of Christmas,

and how one girl

discovered it many, many years ago.

(SINGING) O Christmas tree

O Christmas tree

How lovely are thy branches

O Christmas tree

O Christmas tree

How lovely are thy branches

You bloom with summer's fairest rose

And in the winter's bitter snows

O Christmas tree

O Christmas tree

How lovely are thy





Eden Starling was the most famous

singing star in Victorian England.


She was beautiful, talented...



... and incredibly full of herself.

I hate Christmas!

- Hey, that's what I said.

- Really?

Hmm. Must be a coincidence.

Singing those insipid little carols every year.

I am a classically trained songstress.

I perform opera, Chuzzlewit.




Where's my tea and crumpets?

There's supposed to be

a tray of tea and crumpets right here.

And where's Catherine?

Catherine! Catherine!

(ECHOING) Catherine!


Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Fa la la la la la la la la

'Tis the season to be jolly

Fa la la la la la la la la

Don we now our gay apparel

Fa la la la la la la la la

Troll the ancient Yuletide carol

Fa la la la la la la la la

See the blazing Yule before us

Fa la la la la la la la la

Strike the harp and join the chorus

Fa la la la la la la la la

Follow me in merry measure

Fa la la la la la la la la

While I tell of Yuletide treasure

Fa la la la la

Fa la la la

Fa la la la la la la la la

- Freddy...

- So...

- When are you going...

- To ask her?


Ann, Nan, ask who?

Come now, Freddy. We all know

you want to ask Catherine out on a date.





If you want to ask her out, do it now,

before we leave for Christmas holidays.

Otherwise, out of sight... Poof! Out of mind.

You think so?

(LAUGHS) I know so.


All right. I'm really going to do it.


I'm really going to do it.

I'm going to ask...





Hello, Eden.

Hello, Chuzzie.

It's Chuzzlewit.

You know he hates Chuzzie.

And have you seen these?

Oh good, your crumpets.

- I told the stagehands to get them for you.

- Well, they didn't. I had to ask them.

I had to talk to a stagehand.

And look, they put on too much butter.

It's pooling, pooling, Catherine.

That's why it's your job

to be there with my crumpets,

so they get just enough butter, and...

Excuse me?

My job is Gad's Hill Theater

costume designer,

not crumpet butteriser.

I do that for you because you're my friend.

But still,

have a look at them, they're pooling.

Eden, I know you feel better

when I'm there to watch you perform,

but I couldn't tonight.

Don't worry.

I know you were brilliant as always.

I don't need you to tell me I was brilliant,

I know I was brilliant.

But as a costume designer,

I thought you might want to do your job,

and see the dress you made onstage.

I understand.

So, what was so important

that you couldn't come upstairs?

Look around you, Eden.

Look at the tree, it's Christmas Eve.

We wanted to celebrate a little

before we all go off on holiday.


Who said anything about a holiday?

- Excuse me?

- What?

- No holiday?

- No!

No holiday?

- But it's...

- Christmas!

I'm aware it's Christmas,

which means there's only two weeks

before you will get

the privilege of being

in Eden Starling's new show.

You should be begging to rehearse.

No, no, no, no.


This is an outrage!

- Eden, we can't work on Christmas.

- We have people coming over.

- There's a turkey to stuff.

- And pies to bake.

Oh, we can't be here.

Eden, please reconsider, I beg of you.


You don't want to work on Christmas?

You're not dedicated enough to this theatre?

Fine, stay home. But if you do,

don't bother coming back, ever.








You need to talk to Eden.

- Please, you've known her forever.

- She listens to you.

Eden doesn't make a move

without talking to you.

You're the only one

who can change her mind

without getting us all fired, right?

Right. Keep your Christmas plans.

Okay, seriously, Eden, you can't...

"Eden doesn't make a move

without talking to you."


What, they all think

I'm wrapped around your little finger?

I'm the star.

You're asking them to give up Christmas.

They have plans. I have plans.

Bigger plans than my next show?


I'm leaving town tomorrow and going home.

My whole family will be there

for Christmas dinner this year.

That hasn't happened since we were kids.


You of all people should know

how important that is to me.

You know what should be important to you?


When I was discovered, I could have had

any costume designer in London

for my company,

but I insisted on you, my oldest friend.

I did that.

I know you did, and...

And you don't care.

But I expect that when push comes to shove,

I know only one person

who's truly there for me, me.

It's like Aunt Marie always said,

"In a selfish world, the selfish succeed."


It's not a selfish world.

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Elise Allen

Elise Allen is an author and a television writer. She has been active as a writer since 1996. Allen has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Writing in a Pre-School Animated Program and Outstanding Writing in Animation for Dinosaur Train (2009). Allen's TV writing work includes The Lion Guard, Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid, and some Barbie (film series) movies. She is the author of the "Gabby Duran and the Unsittables" middle-grade book series, as well as the chapter book series "Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters", and the stand-alone novel Populazzi. She has also co-authored Hilary Duff's "Elixir" series, and Bella Thorne's "Autumn Falls" series. more…

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