A darkly comic and surreal contemporization of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, this effects-heavy Bill Murray holiday vehicle from 1988 sees the former SNL funnyman assuming the role of television executive Frank Cross, the meanest and most depraved man on earth. Cross will stoop to unheard of levels to increase his network's ratings -- even if it means mounting outrageous programs to retain an audience, such as "Robert Goulet's Cajun Christmas" and Lee Majors in "The Night the Reindeer Died," with an AK-47-toting Santa. Cross plots his foulest move, however, for the Christmas holiday, when he will force his office staff to mount a live production of A Christmas Carol on national television -- and thus work through Christmas Eve. Cross's life is turned upside down with visits from three ghosts: a craggy-faced cabbie known as The Ghost of Christmas Past (David Johansen); the sugar-plum fairy Ghost of Christmas Present (Carol Kane) (who gets her jollies by bonking Frank across the face with a toaster oven); and, eventually, the caped, headless Ghost of Christmas Future, who will send Frank sliding into a crematory oven -- just before he gives the sleazoid one last chance to redeem himself. Along the way, the spirits carry Frank to scenes from his past, present, and future (per Scrooge) and impart a glimpse of how he became so thoroughly rotten. The radiant Karen Allen co-stars as Frank's girlfriend, Claire Phillips, and the film packs in cameos from countless celebrities -- among them, Mary Lou Retton, John Houseman, Jamie Farr, and, in a truly grisly and tasteless bit, John Forsythe. Richard Donner directs, from a script credited to the late Michael O'Donoghue and Mitch Glazer.~Nathan Southern
I remember seeing this movie in the theaters at age 14 on Christmas night when it came out. It's a hilarious twist on the Charles Dickens classic and Bill Murray is downright perfect for the role. He is snarky, smug, sarcastic as a horrible boss that could care less about anybody but himself. Then of course he's visited by the 3 ghosts and his outlook on life changes for the best. Carol Kane's cameo as the Ghost of Christmas Present is the funniest part, in my opinion. I watch this movie with my family every Christmas season.
This review is from Scrooged [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A Holiday Classic
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
I hadn't seen Scrooged in a few years, but when it was on sale at Best Buy I picked it up. A great price for the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Dowload set. It will be part of my annual holidays viewing.
This review is not about the actual movie itself, which is modern-day Christmas staple, but about the packaging.
At under $10 for both the DVD & Blu-ray discs it's a steal.
BUT, be warned the included digital download will only work on iTunes, VUDU, or Sony's own Ultraviolet digital copy service. NO direct ability to add this to Movies Anywhere's digital library.