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GH’s Michael Easton On ‘A Christmas Carol’ Episode: “I Was Humbled To Be Part Of Such A Talented Ensemble”

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If you caught Monday’s very special episode of General Hospital, you saw that Michael Easton (Finn) took on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”.

In this standalone holiday installment of the ABC daytime drama series, Easton along with many GH cast members including: Roger Howarth, Kathleen Gati, Eden McCoy, Maura West, Rebecca Herbst, William Lipton. Wes Ramsey, Jane Elliot, Leslie Charleson, Wally Kurth, Finola Hughes, Tristan Rogers, Chad Duell, Katelyn McMullen, Josh Swickard, Briana Nicole Henry, Donnell Turner, Kirsten Storms, and more, participated in the telling of this classic tale.

Over the last 24 hours since its airing, fans have sent much love and kudos Easton’s way for his fantastic performance as Scrooge.  But Michael, always one to make sure credit is given in total to all those who work so hard in front of the camera and behind the scenes, wanted to make sure the holidays did not come and go without acknowledging their contributions to the episode   From the costumes, to the writing, to the directing, this was certainly different than a conventional GH episode.

Easton took to his Facebook page on Christmas Eve where he shared this message:  “THANK YOU… I appreciate all your kind words regarding “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”. I was humbled to be part of such a talented ensemble. But again the real stars were the writers (the script was incredible), the directing team (Phideaux worked magic) and our amazing crew (the show was filmed in a single day). I would ask if you enjoyed this special episode or a particular element of it (the costumes, lighting, set design, makeup and hair, etc.) let the producers or the network know…The crew works so hard over the course of the year and they rarely receive the recognition they deserve.  God bless everyone.”

So, what did you think of the Christmas Carol episode of GH? Did you enjoy Easton’s performance? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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Rizz McBain
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Rizz McBain

It was a great episode. The cast and crew did an amazing job.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

The Christmas Carol Story was outstanding. I was glad to see so many of the GH cast in it.Michael was a great choice for Scrooge. Like he said there are so many people to thank That helped pull this off. The writing team definitely improved it shows. Great work to the Producer- Frank V.

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Violet Lemm

Oh pish posh! No, seriously I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I also thought that everyone in the Scrooge cast was very well suited to his or her role. God bless us, every one.

Jimh
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Jimh

As The World Turns when they did the Upstairs Downstairs Christmas and Now GH’s A Christmas Carol should be put on DVD and thats a way soaps could make money!!!

aria
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aria

dvd are unfortunately out the way of the dinosaur, but download I know I did, I got my episode on iTunes

Jimh
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Jimh

well, i doid mean when ATWTs first did the ep but i dont even buy devs anymore and selling my collection!!!

Harry
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Harry

What about 8 tracks?

Dan
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Dan

I usually catch up on GH on the weekends on Hulu, but since I happened to be home on Monday, I went out of my way to watch this show as it aired. What a fantastic job they did. Michael Easton was outstanding as Scrooge, Jane Elliot as Marley’s Ghost, what a treasure she is, Kathleen Gati was wonderful as always, Maura West owned the screen without saying a single word. Kudos to the entire cast that performed on the show. The costumes, set design, special effects as they weaved in an out of dream sequences, the music, writing, the… Read more »

aria
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aria

I love the episode, gh should do a period episode, they’re really good at it, everyone was great.

Shari
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Shari

I LOVED this SO much!! What a great Christmas present to the fans to watch these amazing actors give us a fresh take on a classic. Thank you!

Mary Anne Wilt
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Mary Anne Wilt

It was a fantastic show. All the actors made their parts come to life. Michael was perfect as Scrooge. The costumes were remarkable. The filming of how they had the ghosts appear and disappear. It kept a huge smile on my face the whole way through. Kudos to all involved both in front of and behind the cameras.

Linda Evans
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Linda Evans

Loved it! Bravo to the entire amazingly talented GH team. Hope it becomes an annual classic.

(Thanks ABC for supporting this special.)

brian
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brian

Outstanding ! As always, I still enjoy GH very much… hope the show goes on for many more years to come.

Satan
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Satan

Worst thing about it was airing it on Monday, then following it with a rerun on Xmas Eve, no show on Xmas, and then airing the episode on Thursday which was supposed to air BEFORE the Scrooge McVampire thing. It probably wouldn’t have even been noticeable, except for Tracy’s appearance in the episode…. and then seeing her “surprise return” at the end of Thursday’s show… which wasn’t much of a surprise. When the Impeachment thing through off the schedule, the first thing that should have gone out the window is the obligatory Helliday rerun episode. Should have aired them in… Read more »

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rose

I was working afternoons Christmas week, but was able see the last half of GH Christmas Carol. I loved it! And everyone in it, the scenes and costumes. Wish there could be more of this kind of hopeful storytelling on GH which has been way too dreary for too long a time. Wishing you all a very good New Year and beyond!

Timmm
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Timmm

Michael did well, Jane stole the episode! What a treasure!

R. Johnson
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R. Johnson

Wow, It was a fabulous show. I started watching GH when it first came on the air in 1963. I was 14 at the time and do the math, I am 70 now. I worked 25 years for the government and could only see it on my days off or holidays when we were off. I have been retired for 10 years now and do not like to miss it. It’s such a good show and so much fun to watch and needless to say very entertaining.

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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