Christmas Villains: Frank Cross
Frank Cross is the Scrooge of Scrooged, the 80’s take on A Christmas Carol starring Bill Murray. He plays an executive of a television studio producing a tv show of A Christmas Carol. He fires a timid employee on Christmas eve for criticizing a commercial he produced, overworks his personal assistant, ignores his family and put his work before his love life leaving him alone and hated by pretty much the entirety of the people in his life. During the course of the movie he’s visited by the standard four ghosts (it is four. Marley is a ghost. Everyone seems to forget that.) and proceeds to go partially insane, eventually meeting up with the employee he fired who came in ready to shoot up the building.
Through his new found Christmas cheer he gives Bobcat Goldthwait his job back, revisits his family, helps his overworked assistant and the movie ends with everyone breaking into song. The movie is very entertaining, and a good example of why you shouldn’t mistreat your minions. Any good villain knows that you can’t rule through fear alone. It generally comes back to bite you in the ass.