Altogether Scrooged!


I don’t know what it is about Bill Murray.  Perhaps it’s his turn as Herman Blume, in the pinnacle Wes Anderson effort ‘Rushmore’, one of my favorite on-screen performances.  Maybe it’s the fact that he’s the best sort of celeb, when it comes to respecting his fans.  Or heck, it might just be the fact that by all outward appearances, he seems like a really swell guy!  And while I’ve never had the privilege of being on a set with him, he’s undoubtedly one of my favorite living actors.

So at least once annually, when life affords me that much needed holiday sponsored hibernation, I make damn sure to treat myself to a solid dose of ‘Scrooged’.  Joining the elite ranks of cult Yuletide classics like ‘Elf’ and ‘Christmas Vacation’, ‘Scrooged’ is far and away the most irreverent reinvention of the original Dickens narrative.

This year’s respite was no exception, witnessing a healthy portion ‘Murray-ment’.  So now, as I venture back out in to the great unknown that is 2015, at least I’ll have the sardonic wit and sensibilities of Frank Cross fresh in mind.  Caveat collegae


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