Scrooged is a 1988 film where Bill Murray is in a modern-day Christmas Carol. Here how it is possible to survive Christmas without being Scrooged.
Ok, I’m sure you know the tale of the Christmas Carol, where three ghosts visit Scrooge on Christmas Eve. But have you guys ever watched the modern day version of Scrooged, starring Bill Murray?
(I say modern day; the film is now over 30 years old!)
It the classic tale of the Christmas Carol where Scrooge is now a powerful TV executive and the ghosts now take the form of a taxi driver, a drunk fairy and off course the Grim Reaper with a TV screen as a head.
Well, I recently re-watched the film, and it got me thinking on how you and I can survive Christmas without being Scrooged. What I mean by this – how you can survive Christmas without being an old humbug like Scrooge. Someone who is miserable, bossy and selfish.
Here how it is possible to survive Christmas without being Scrooged.
Analyse the Ghost of Christmas Past:
So what made you this raging humbug Scrooge? Well to answer that you will need to look at the ghost of Christmas past.
In the film Scrooged, we saw Scrooge became addicted to TV after family separation. He also turns away the love of his life.
What can we learn about this? Well firstly, don’t find solace with TV, it won’t do you any good. Secondly, it never a good idea to turn away the love of your life.
Moral of the story, turn off the blasted TV set and spend time with people you love. When a problem arises, don’t try to hide away, try to find a solution.
Be present with the ghost of Christmas present:
When we meet Scrooge, he’s a top TV executive and very much wrapped up in his work. Have no time for friends or family; he just doesn’t care about anything apart from his TV work.
What can we learn about this? Well, work is everything in life for a starter. So don’t become too involved and wrapped up in it. There more to life than work.
Moral of the story, live a little. Work is just one tiny aspect of our life; it isn’t everything.
Be wary of the Ghost of Christmas Future:
The ghost of Christmas future is a grim reaper with a TV box as a head. That tells you everything you need to know about this ghost.
We see Scrooge attend his funeral with only one visitor attending, and we also see the love of his life becoming a female version of himself (a scrooge).
Remember with the ghost of Christmas future; this is where you are heading – to do you want to end up like this?
I don’t mean being visited by a grim reaper, I mean end up all lonely and eaten up with inner rage and sadness.
Moral of the story, think where you are now and is this the direction you want to take? It not too late to change the future.
Look into your past and analyse why you are the way you are, well you might not be able to change the past, you can start with the present and lead into the future.
Don’t throw away the love of your life or find solace in a TV box set and also think to yourself, do you really want to be Scrooged this Christmas? Look at your past, present and future and this how you can survive Christmas without being Scrooged.