*I will be doing a “top 20″ feature for the best Christmas movies of all time, right up to Christmas – I hope you enjoy!*
Scrooged is one of those films that you don’t think is going to be very good but turns out to be an excellent movie. The film stars Bill Murray in a take on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” set in modern day (80’s). Murray plays Frank Cross, a greedy TV executive who only worries about himself. Until one night he’s visited by three Christmas spirits.
You’ve heard the premise before but when Bill Murray is involved it’s a little bit different. The film has a heart and Murray plays Cross perfectly like his middle name is Scrooge. Karen Allen and John Forsythe costar in the film.
It’s not a film that everyone watches this time of the year and I seldom see it playing on TV but when I do catch it playing somewhere I always stop and watch. I bet you didn’t know that Scrooged was nominated for an Oscar, did you? Well, it was for Best Makeup but that’s neither here nor there.