Francis Xavier Cross is a cynical, mean spirited television executive, he treats his loyal assistant with contempt. He just sacked a member of staff on Christmas Eve for simply disagreeing with him, and he's alienated himself from his brother who still insists on inviting Frank to Christmas dinner despite him refusing to go every year. However, Frank is forced to learn the true meaning of Christmas when he's visited by three ghosts.Written by
The Ghost of Christmas Past uses a car (in this case a cab) to take Cross back to 1955; the same year, to which Marty goes back, in the DeLorean, in Back to the Future (1985). See more »
The promo for the Christmas Special shown at the beginning of the film contains events that haven't happened yet (sets shown that aren't built yet, etc). For example, the shot of Mary Lou Retton rehearsing her tumbling routine and saying "God bless us, every one" is repeated exactly later in the film. See more »
I bought this because its Christmas and I thought I might enjoy it. I watched it as a child and have fond memories. Unfortunately I was extremely disappointed, this movie is a mess from start to finish. I like Bill Murray, he's always watchable but he cant do anything with this script, its dull, unoriginal, lifeless and very NOT FUNNY!
The end of of the movie especially is so pointless, its like the director just made it up five minutes before filming it. Its not sentimental, the message is confused (how is he supposed to help people if he has just lost his job by acting stupid?.
The more I write about this film the more I realise how much it SUCKED! Don't let nostalgia get the better of you, this movie is not worth your time or money.
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