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How Bill Murray Went From 'Scrooged' To Santa

The de-Scroogification of Bill Murray.

Murray was genius, to begin with - there's no doubt about that. Once upon a time, Charles Dickens wrote the story of Scrooge, a man who, on Christmas Eve, sat busy in his office. Till now, that Scrooge was Bill Murray. How, then, did the humbuggiest of characters become a contemporary Father Christmas with his own Netflix seasonal special, "A Very Murray Christmas"? Read on, and know him better, man.

  • Murray's characters, though often lovable...
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  • ...are mostly Scrooges.
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  • Especially that one time when...
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  • ...you know, he actually was Scrooge.
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  • And he ruined Christmas for all.
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  • And yet, like old Ebenezer...
  • ...there was goodness in him all along.
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  • It took looking in his own heart...
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  • ...and a little ghostly guidance...
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  • ...to find his Christmas spirit.
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  • And now, it will be said of him...
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  • ...that he knew how to keep Christmas well.
  • God bless us, every one!
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He was so fluttered and so glowing with his good intentions that he recorded a Christmas song with Phoenix, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Shaffer and Buster Poindexter: