– Frank Cross, “Scrooged”, 1988
I love love LOVE Bill Murray’s “Scrooged”! I can’t think of it without chuckling, and can’t imagine a Christmas without it. I remember one year our VHS copy of it got destroyed and I called my little brother, Jac, to see if he could find a new one. We live out in the middle of nowhere and the three local stores that carried movies didn’t have a copy. Jac, a north Jersey boy, came through for us. When our home converted from VHS to DVD, I kept this copy 🙂
This season, when the Carroll Arts Center put out a call for wreaths in the annual Festival of the Wreaths, I almost immediately pictured Frank Cross’s face in the center of one. The problem was, would people get it? Terry and I can pass hours quoting this movie to one another – and I imagine we are not alone there – but how many fans does the movie actually have? And 25 years later, is it still recognizable? Then Terry reminded me that I was not selling this piece for myself, nor entering a contest. This was for charity and someone who loves the arts would understand it and purchase it.
So here is my interpretation of Bill Murray in “Scrooged”. It’s called “Scrooged; Yule Love It!