By Richard Donner

  • Genre: Holiday
  • Release Date: 1988-11-23
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: Richard Donner
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 543 Ratings


A network TV president is perhaps the most cold-hearted man ever, but his holiday spirit is given a painful booster shot by three vengeful ghosts. In this darkly comic updating of Charles Dicken's Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol," Bill Murray portrays Frank Cross, an evil, crass, executive who caters to the lowest-of-the-lowest common denominators, firing people whenever he wants to and for the flimsiest of reasons. Therefore, to change his cruel and tasteless ways, Cross is taken on a trip through his past to his future, accompanied by ghosts David Johansen and Carol Kane, so that he can achieve redemption.




  • This movie is great

    By KbCheetah
    This movie is great, and fun. I love this movie a lot. It is one of my all time favorite movies ever.
  • YES.

    By Musical Yalie
    Classic Christmas movie, I wait for December every year so I can have this on repeat
  • Village

    By Village Smithy
    Only Dickens could rescue such a vulgar adaptation of his timeless tale. Go elsewhere to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Don't ruin your day.
  • One of my all-time favorites

    By Fleet North
    It’s funny, when this first came out I thought it was cute but didn’t really think about it too hard. Over the years, though, it has grown on me as my #1 fave Christmas movie! Hilarious and touching with a mega-happy ending. Worth seeing once a year!
  • Yule Love It

    By mwbarre
    This is a really weird movie, but I thoroughly enjoy it. Bill Murray is Frank Cross, a workaholic TV executive who is producing a version of "A Christmas Carol". But as the show is being taped, Frank will have some weird experiences similar to those of his show's protagonist. Love it or hate it, the result is one very different Christmas Carol.
  • 😴😴😴😴

    By JTGus1014014
    Not a very good movie and it is just downright weird! I really am not a fan of this and it kinda makes me......FALL ASLEEP!!!!!!
  • Great Movie

    By 1554
    A great movie for adults, I would not recommended it for young kids.
  • Awesome 80's Scrooge

    By Jake_99999
    Bill Murray in his prime, this movie is a very cool, very fun remake of the classic. If you like Bill Murray, its a no-brainer to at least rent this. I bought a copy because I love it and its made it to my list of Christmas classics. Very funny lines, good charcters, the remake of the three ghosts that visit Scrooge are hillarious. This movie is great fun.
  • This cynics favorite

    By IAmMarcus
    This is my all time favorite Christmas movie! Bill Murray is excellent in his portrayal as a self centered career minded man who experiences first hand the trials of Ebenezer Scrooge showing him how Christmas can be magical and that it's not too late for any of us to simply reflect on our lives and just be kind to our fellow man and true happiness comes from within. This is a fun movie from beginning to end and on my personal must see list every December.
  • Scrooged screws you out of good entertainment

    By cookie911
    What are people smoking that are rating this movie 4 stars and above? I would have paid another $3.99 rental fee to have my time back! Stupid story line and dumb dialogue made me turn this movie off after the first 30 minutes. The only redeeming value was the quality of the cast (too bad writers didn't give them a script worthy of their talents). There are much better holiday themed movies out there. Pass on this one; you will thank yourself for showing good judgement.