Writer: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue, Charles Dickens (novel)
Run time: 101 min
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a cynical television programming executive who has found great success and wealth, but only by becoming cold-hearted and cruel. His ruthless concentration on his career has cost him his true love, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). It has also alienated him from his brother, and ruined any chance of having a happy and fulfilling life. When Cross is given the task of heading up a live Christmas Eve broadcast of A Christmas Carol, his life begins to mirror the story he’s producing, a the decomposing corpse of his mentor, media mogul Lew Hayward (John Forsythe), comes to tell him the error of his ways, and to announce the impending visitation of three ghosts.