Barbie and Kelly are working to put together a Christmas Eve charity ball fundraiser. Kelly is unhappy, because the charity work is taking them away from their own family Christmas Eve and all the traditions she’s enjoyed. Barbie decides to offer her sister some perspective and shares a story of Christmas set a 150 years before in the heart of Victorian England.
Eden Starling is a selfish diva, a star in the musical community of 19th century England. Haughty, cynical and self-centered to a fault she lives her life by the words, “In a selfish world, the selfish succeed.” – .Her latest stage show is just about to open and she is insistent that everything is ready for the opening, even if it means working on Christmas. To put teeth behind her demand, she threatens to fire anyone who doesn’t’ show up to work.
With no care at all for the Christmas spirit, Eden demands her best friend and costume designer Catherine, along with all her other co-stars cancel all their family and festive season plans to continue preparing the show, even on Christmas day, with no regards for their own needs. Eden’s quite Christmas Eve sleep, however, is broken up by a ghost from the past as well as the spirits of Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future, ghostly apparitions who bring with them each their own revelations of desolation and anguish.
The first to appear is the ghost of her strict Aunt Marie, who warns Eden that she will end up like her, chained up with her mirrors for eternity.
Next comes the Spirit of Christmas past, returning to Eden to her childhood, Aunt Marie is shown to be a demanding guarding who insists Eden practice even on Christmas day, when what she most wants to do is sing with her friend Catherine. Having caught Eden sneaking out to do just that Aunt Marie forbid the young Eden from ever celebrating Christmas again.
The Spirit of Christmas Present shows Eden that she would receive the love of her employees if she only gave them the chance. It also shows how Catherine’s live is full of meaning and love as she offers her generosity selflessly at a local warning. Eden however is offended when her own cruel words are thrown back at her when she finds out the orphanage is at risk of closing, and all the children facing being thrown out on the street due to its impending bankruptcy.
Eden is further horrified by what the Spirit of Christmas future shows her, having become poor and lost her fame, and unable to even feed her cat, Chuzzlewit, she turns to Catherine, who has become a famous fashion designer. Catherine, however, has only bitter words for the woman who fired her for coming in late on Christmas day, missed the closing of the orphanage and lost the children she cared so much about, finally becoming selfish and bitter herself, has continued the tradition of cruelty to her employees in a way that mirrors Eden’s own behavior, thus continuing her Aunt’s cold dismissal of the Christmas spirit and all it means.
Finally understanding her own actions will have a horrible effect on not only her future happiness, but of all the people around her, Eden re-evaluates her self-centered ways, and chooses to live a more compassionate and charitable way of living.
A Barbie version of the classic tale “A Christmas Carol” by Dickens.
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