Bill Murray, from Ghostbusters fame, plays the leading role in this 1988 modern adaption of the Charles Dickens novel.
Synopsis: Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a tremendously successful television producer whose cold ambition and bad-tempered disposition has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips, in this modern version on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (Karen Allen). However, after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who allow him to reconsider his actions and atone for his mistakes.
Fun fact: The film was marketed with references to Ghostbusters which had been a great success four years earlier. In the USA, the tagline was, “Bill Murray is back among the ghosts, only this time, it’s three against one.”
See the ending scene of Scrooged here – Put a little love in your heart –
Annie Lennox and Al Green’s version of Put a Little Love in your Heart –