Release Date: November 23rd, 1988

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.

Directed By: Richard Donner

Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Glover, Carol Kane, Bobcat Goldthwait, Alfre Woodard, Buddy Hackett


The second holiday film I watched is Scrooged. I bought the DVD to add to my holiday film collection. I hadn’t seen this movie in years and it was still a good watch.

The premise for those that haven’t possibly seen the film:

Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive who only cares about himself and making lots of money. Shortly after firing someone for giving their thoughts on Cross’ idea for a Christmas special, he is visited by spirits and is shown the past, present, and future.

The movie is one of many retellings and adaptions of the classic Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.


I don’t really have too many parts of the movie I didn’t like. It isn’t a film I would watch all the time, like Christmas Vacation though. Everyone in the film did a good job in their different roles. I actually didn’t know that Brian Doyle-Murray (who played Frank’s father) was Bill Murray’s real-life brother. John Murray (who played Frank’s brother) is also Bill Murray’s real-life brother. I have seen Brian Doyle-Murray in a lot of different films, including Christmas Vacation as Clark’s boss, but didn’t know he was related to Bill Murray.




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