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Scrooged

(1988)

Carol Kane, Bill Murray, ...
Image credit: Scrooged: The Everett Collection

''Scrooged'' is one of the best anti-Christmas DVDs

WHO'S NAUGHTY AND NICE Bill Murray, Carol Kane, David Johansen, Bobcat Goldthwait

PREMISE While producing a live television performance of ''A Christmas Carol,'' cynical TV exec Francis Cross (Murray) is shown the error of his Scrooge-like ways by Christmas ghosts and a disgruntled former employee.

BAH, HUMBUG! MOMENT Cross' gaudy production features Solid Gold dancers and Mary Lou Retton as Tiny Tim (the gymnast appears in a cameo). And check out Kane's Ghost of Christmas Present yuletide smackdown — funny stuff.

MEMORABLE QUOTE Seeing the ghost of his old boss, Cross exclaims: ''No, you are a hallucination, brought on by alcohol! Russian vodka, poisoned by Chernobyl!''

Originally posted Dec 17, 2004