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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: