Pinching every penny, Ebenetha Scrooge (Cicely Tyson) has built up her loan shark business without the unnecessary distraction of charitableness. So focused is Ebenetha on the bottom line that she doesn't countenance raises for hard-pressed employees like Bob Cratchit (John Bourgeois). Unable to rest in peace, her late mentor Marley (Katherine Helmond) materializes with a warning for Scrooge to mend her ways. Next, a succession of ghostly spirits appear to show Scrooge the error of her ways and offer redemption. The Ghost of Christmas Past (Michael J. Reynolds) places blame for Scrooge's skinflint ways on her father's business failure and premature death in a fire. I...