Welcome to my 25 Day Christmas Challenge, a bit of seasonal fun to brighten up the doom and gloom that is the tale end of 2020.
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Prompt 2: Your Favourite Holiday Movie
Well since I don’t want to cause the annual argument for which there should be no argument, I won’t be nominating a certain film starring Bruce Willis and debuting Alan Rickman with the memorable catchphrase “Yippee-ki-aye Mother****er” (or if watched on TV in the 80s and early 90s “Yippee-ki-aye MelonFarmer”).
My choice is the black comedy retelling of a Christmas Carol against the backdrop of the TV industry at Christmas, I am of course talking about the Bill Murray comedy Scrooged. The film partially breaks the fourth wall by having the producer of a TV Production of “A Christmas Carol” be visited by the three spirits of Christmas, each with a fairly postmodern twist. Bill Murray is perfectly cast as the career obsessed curmudgeon who puts his personal life on the back burner (though not explicitly stated it is implied his detachment and focus on career is the result of an alcoholic and abusive father) who rediscovers his humanity. Made in 1988, the high powered business culture was the perfect target to face a reworking of the famous Dickens’ story. Jazz fans should keep an eye out for a cameo appearance by Miles Davis as a street musician.