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‘SCROOGE: A Christmas Carol’ Launch Breaks Top 100 on Apple Podcast Chart

Landing in the #1 position for both Drama and Fiction within the first 24 hours, ‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’ podcast is moving up in charts and moving listeners heart

Listen to ‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’ Now!

SCROOGE: A Christmas Carol, presented by Hope Media Group and Compassion International, is now available and rising to the top of podcast charts. This four-part, fully dramatized adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is filled with hope and encouragement. While being true to the original story, screenwriter P.G. Cuschieri and creator/producer Mark Ramsey, imagined fresh story elements with beloved actors Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) & John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones).

“Looking at the other podcasts launching around us, SCROOGE: A Christmas Carol was the only one offering listeners hope and encouragement. As we approach Christmas and with all that is happening in the world, it is inspiring that a podcast filled with hope is rising so quickly.” – Joe Paulo, President and CEO of Hope Media Group

“We are all delighted that this series is making such a profound impact on listeners. That’s the purpose of any great story worth making and hearing: To be moved. Thank you for listening and for taking the themes of SCROOGE: A Christmas Carol to heart at this very special time of year. This podcast is a labor of love for all involved. And thanks to an all new adaptation written for audio, the wonderful performances of our cast, and the cinematic sound design, audiences are discovering the power of this story in an all new way.
Mark Ramsey, Creator, Director and Show-runner of Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, Mark Ramsey Sound Stories

This four episode adaptation of “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens brings the characters we all know and love to life unlike ever before through a star-studded dramatic audio adaptation in podcast form. Ebenezer Scrooge, a self-obsessed miserable miser of all things un-merry and un-bright, is everything Christmas isn’t. After he is visited by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, Scrooge transforms into a new man and embodies all the best parts of Christmas. Through this journey of transformation, listeners will encounter themes of joy, mercy, hope, and more. This new re-telling of the holiday classic will entertain, inspire, and remind you that even the hardest of hearts can find redemption. The story of Scrooge is a known commodity and has been a well-loved story for nearly 180 Christmases past.

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P.G. Cuschieri (writer)
Mark Ramsey (showrunner/producer)
Jim Young (producer)

John Rhys-Davies (LORD OF THE RINGS, INDIANA JONES) as Narrator
Juliet Mills (AVANTI!) as Ghost of Christmas Future
Ben Barnes (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN) as Ghost of Christmas Present
Bethany Joy Lenz (ONE TREE HILL, DEXTER) as Elizabeth
Ryan O’Quin (BELIEVE) as Bob Cratchit
Clive Standen (VIKINGS, THE MORNING SHOW) as Fredrick
Lucy Punch (INTO THE WOODS) as Ghost of Christmas Past
Maxwell Caulfield (GREASE 2, THE COLBYS) as Jacob Marley

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About Hope Media Group
Hope Media Group is a Houston-based ministry with multiple brands that engage people to love Jesus, serve others and spread Hope. HMG’s brands include Houston-focused 89.3 KSBJ, the national radio network of WayFM stations, the Spanish-language Christian radio network, Vida Unida, NGEN (Christian hip-hop and pop), Hope Nation (, WAY LOUD and the God Listens Prayer App, plus a concert and event brand, Hope Events.

About Compassion International
Compassion International is a child-development ministry dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Through sponsorships and donations, they empower local churches to provide individualized and holistic care to children in poverty so they are free to learn, grow, play and dream.