It’s day 17 of our very own special Christmas Movie Advent Calendar, the Screen One Christmas Movie Countdown. Join with us as we continue to countdown to Christmas with a new movie to watch each day as the days get ever closer to the big day. All films are availble via various streaming and terrestrial TV services.
Day 17 – Scrooged (Prime/NOWTV)
High-spirited high jinks on Christmas Eve put Frank Cross (Bill Murray) in a ghostly time warp in this hilarious take-off of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Cross, who has made the meteoric rise from the depths of the mailroom to TV network president, is mean, nasty, uncaring, unforgiving and has a sadistic sense of humor – perfect qualities for a modern-day Scrooge. Before the night is over, he’ll be visited by a maniacal New York cab driver from the past, a present-day fairy who’s into pratfalls and, finally, a ghoulish, seven-foot-headless messenger from the future.
This is not the last time we will be seeing Dickens A Christmas Carol in this list. There are simply so many great versions on film and here’s one of them. For day 17 on the Screen One Christmas Movie Countdown we have Bill Murray in sensational form as Frank Cross, the nasty TV boss who is in need of some Christmas spirit courtesy of some spooky visitations. Some absolutely hysterical gags and Murray powering his way through proceedings make this a much loved take on the Dickens classic. It’s one of those films that no many how times you watch it, you simply can’t wait to watch it again.
If you’re behind on the countdown you can catch up via the links below the poster. Enjoy.
Screen One Christmas Movie Countdown