The ORIGINAL Very Murray Christmas.
It’s the perfect elevator pitch - take the classic Dickens Christmas Carol , inject it with a ton of wicked, dark humor, and cast the master of sarcasm as a new-school Ebenezer. So of course the person you pick to direct this is...the guy who made Superman and Lethal Weapon? This is a textbook example of what can go wrong when a studio forces the wrong group of people to try and make a movie. Donner’s style is sloppy and Murray is fighting back in the only way he knows how - the ad-lib. Still, a dark, absurd script from one of the masters of the genre and full commitment from Murray have elevated this to a Christmas classic for many. Enjoy our review of the most polarizing take on Christmas Carol ever made - 1988’s Scrooged!
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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.
Outro music taken from"Put a Little Love in Your Heart" performed by the cast of Scrooged, Copyright Paramount Pictures 1988. Originally written by Jackie DeShannon, Randall Meyers (as Randy Myers) and Jimmy Holiday.
Jingle bells effect taken from “Jingle bells.wav” created by user ‘juskiddink’ on the Freesound platform. Licensed under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license. To get additional information or download the sound, visit Freesound.