By Andy Gregg.
Cast: 5m., 4w. (plus 3m. Or w., fewer with doubling.) Ebenezer Scrooge as a ranch owner? That's what he is in this takeoff on the Dickens classic. Scrooge is his same mean self, hating Christmas and taking pot shots at Santa. Foreman Bob Cratchit can't get the holiday off because he has to carry feed on his back to the critters on the north forty, but Bob would like to spend Christmas with his wife and Tiny Tim, who was crippled falling off a chicken. And then there's Jake Marley, Scrooge's old partner in the XX (that stands for "double-cross") Ranch. Of course, the Spirits finally show Scrooge the error of his ways and he repents! One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.