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Bah Humbug!!!! The Scrooge Nobody Mentions
I must mention a movie I believe is overlooked as one of the best theatrical versions of the Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. That movie is Scrooge with Albert Finney as the miser-turned-philanthropist.
The 1970 musical - yes, I said musical - is my personal favorite version of "A Christmas Carol". Although I am not a huge fan of the musical genre (exceptions: Grease, South Park: The Movie, Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory [with Gene Wilder - please do not confuse with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp...that one sucked!]) this movie is fun to watch and sing-a-long to.
Thank You Very Much
I Like Life
I challenge you to watch this movie and not find yourself belting out the tunes right along with characters.
Most notable is the Oscar-nominated sarcastic tune "Thank You Very Much". This song is sung during the Ghost of Christmas' Yet To Come segment in which the character sings the song while dancing atop of Scrooge's casket while Scrooge (not seeing the casket) mistakenly thinks the song is sung in tribute to him.
Other great songs in the movie: "I Hate People", "I Like Life" and "Happiness".
Have Fun...Watch Scrooge!
This holiday season, try to catch this movie on the tube. Have fun...watch with friends and family! Pour the egg nog (rum included), sing the songs, get up and dance. It's okay to look dumb as long as you have fun doing it.