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Best Holiday-Themed Bill Murray Double BillScrooged (1988) and Groundhog Day (1993) Celebrate Christmas by watching everyone’s favorite cynic do his version of Scrooge and then ring in the New Year by watching Murray go a little nuts and then learn an important life lesson by living the same day over and over again. Sure, that day is February 2 rather than December 31, but Groundhog Day's themes of self-improvement and starting over from scratch make it a natural choice for New Year's Eve instead of watching When Harry Met Sally for the umpteenth time. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)
Read more: Holiday Guide 2012: Holiday Movies to Suit Every Mood

Best Holiday-Themed Bill Murray Double Bill
Scrooged (1988) and Groundhog Day (1993)
Celebrate Christmas by watching everyone’s favorite cynic do his version of Scrooge and then ring in the New Year by watching Murray go a little nuts and then learn an important life lesson by living the same day over and over again. Sure, that day is February 2 rather than December 31, but Groundhog Day's themes of self-improvement and starting over from scratch make it a natural choice for New Year's Eve instead of watching When Harry Met Sally for the umpteenth time. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

Read more: Holiday Guide 2012: Holiday Movies to Suit Every Mood

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Hyde Park on Hudson (December 7)Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia WilliamsDirected by: Roger MichellThumbnail Synopsis: Margaret Suckley (Linney), an ordinary resident of the upstate New York town of Hyde Park, begins a love affair with her distant cousin… who also happens to be the nation’s 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Murray).Receive or Return? The casting of Bill Murray as FDR is certainly intriguing. Too bad it’s the only interesting thing about this otherwise snoozy, awards-baiting prestige picture.
Read more: Holiday Guide 2012: December Movie Preview

Hyde Park on Hudson (December 7)
Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams
Directed by: Roger Michell
Thumbnail Synopsis: Margaret Suckley (Linney), an ordinary resident of the upstate New York town of Hyde Park, begins a love affair with her distant cousin… who also happens to be the nation’s 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Murray).
Receive or Return? The casting of Bill Murray as FDR is certainly intriguing. Too bad it’s the only interesting thing about this otherwise snoozy, awards-baiting prestige picture.

Read more: Holiday Guide 2012: December Movie Preview

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Hyde Park on Hudson (December 7)Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia WilliamsDirected by: Roger MichellLogline: This year’s version of My Week with Marilyn stars Murray as none other than Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Linney as his distant cousin/mistress, who spends a lively weekend with the President at his Hyde Park estate while the King and Queen of England are visiting.Why the Drama? We’re still having trouble wrapping our heads around the idea of Carl Spackler playing one of America’s greatest presidents. Are we all 100 percent sure this isn’t some kind of elaborate prank?Click here to see the trailer
Read more: Fall Movie Preview 2012: Getting Dramatic

Hyde Park on Hudson (December 7)
Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams
Directed by: Roger Michell
Logline: This year’s version of My Week with Marilyn stars Murray as none other than Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Linney as his distant cousin/mistress, who spends a lively weekend with the President at his Hyde Park estate while the King and Queen of England are visiting.
Why the Drama? We’re still having trouble wrapping our heads around the idea of Carl Spackler playing one of America’s greatest presidents. Are we all 100 percent sure this isn’t some kind of elaborate prank?
Click here to see the trailer

Read more: Fall Movie Preview 2012: Getting Dramatic