Lists: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Dark comedy, Christmas movies

Brief Synopsis: "Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realizes he must change."

Overall Ranking: 1586 (Rank from 1988: # 16)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 83.33%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Tim The Film Guy80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch76 - It's just a straight-up modern-day Christmas Carol, which is fine. It's fine.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75
Dave Examines Movies72(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
Dan O'Neill60(full review)

People Involved

  • Bill Murray (Francis Xavier Cross)
  • Karen Allen (Claire Phillips)
  • John Glover (Bryce Cummings)
  • John Forsythe (Lew Hayward)
  • Bobcat Goldthwait (Eliot Loudermilk)
  • Jamie Farr (Jacob Marley)
  • Brian Doyle-Murray (Earl Cross)
  • Carol Kane (Ghost of Christmas Present)
  • Stephen J. Roth (Director)