8. You can make a drinking game (use eggnog if you’re feeling festive) where you have to drink every time that a Murray brother appears on screen.
7. Staples! Hopefully, none of you had a pet mouse when you were a kid.
6. Two words: the cast. This movie is so packed with fantastic actors (both acclaimed and unknown at the time of the movie), it will make you think that you are watching a Muppet movie minus the Muppets. Actors including Carol Kane, Miles Davis (No, I am not kidding!), Bobcat Goldthwait, Robert Goulet (RIP), Kathy Kinney, and Paul Shaffer provided memorable performances, guest appearances, and quotable dialogue that will last in infamy.
5. 1980s humor. When you were a kid, did you have any idea why Bill Murray told the waiter that he thought was Richard Pryor after throwing water on him? I didn’t (but found out from my in-the-know older brother). (See the full story here.)
4. Continuity. Continuity. Continuity. Whether you have seen this movie as many times as I have (or if you’re looking to try!), you will find a myriad of goofs and bloops throughout the film. If you do not already know for which mistakes to look, or if you are looking for more, take a peek at this extensive list.
3. Seriously. Charles Dickens would have wanted to see her nipples.
2. There is a sing-a-long at the end of the movie, and Bill Murray talks to you personally! (You know that you always thought he was talking directly to you.) Every great movie ends with the entire cast or at least a montage of the cast singing a song (See: Lost & Found).
And, the #1 reason that Scrooged is the best holiday movie ever: it’s got heart. When it gets right down to it, Bill Murray’s final monologue espousing the true meaning of Christmas makes you wish that the world would keep it in their hearts the whole year through. No matter how many times you see the movie, you cannot deny that the final scene enlivens in you a desire to be a better person and to give a little more. Well, it is Christmas once again, Fanboys and Fangirls. Take a moment to love the ones you’re with and give a little back to those who need it most.