Scrooged – Speech


A 1988 adaption of Dicken's A Christmas Carol:   Scrooged- A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Bill Murray plays Frank Cross a very selfish, greedy TV executive who gets visited well, you know the story.  

Frank Cross- That happened because it's Christmas Eve. I'm not crazy. It's Christmas Eve It's the one night when we all act a little nicer.  We...we smile a little easier. We...we...share a little more.  For a couple of hours we are the people we always hoped we would be.  It's really a miracle because it happens every Christmas Eve.  And if you waste that miracle, you're gonna burn for it. I know.  You have to do something. You have to take a chance and get involved.  There are people that don't have enough to eat and who are cold. You can go and greet these people. Take an old blanket out to them or make a sandwich and say, "Here.l get it now.  Ad if you give, then it can happen, the miracle can happen to you.  Not just the poor and hungry, Everybody's gotta have this miracle!  It can happen tonight for you all! If you believe in this pure thing, the miracle will happen and you'll want it again tomorrow! You won't say, "Christmas is once a year and it's a fraud." It's not! It can happen every day! You've just got to want that feeling!  You'll want it every day! It can happen to you!  I believe in it now.  I believe it's gonna happen to me, now. I'm ready for it!  And it's great. It's a good feeling.  It's better than I've felt in a long time.  I'm ready.  Have a Merry Christmas. Everybody.

A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite stories of all time, I love the redemption of Old Ebeneezer, I love how the past, present and future impact who we are. I have been collecting every movie retelling of the story I can find on DVD.

With the Ghost of Christmas Past


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