Bill Murray’s ‘Very Murray Christmas’ Special Heads to Netflix Full of Stars
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Granted, it’s May, but when have you ever known Bill Murray to pop up when expected? The revered and eccentric comedian has finally locked down his long-discussed Christmas special with Sofia Coppola sending holiday cheer to Netflix this December with A Very Murray Christmas.
Netflix confirmed the announcement with a sullen teaser of Murray staring out the window, adorned with reindeer antlers atop his head. Also joining the fun will be George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus and more.
As of the special’s focus, so reads the official synopsis:
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, A Very Murray Christmas is an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.
So, you know. Sure! Why not? Every day could use more Bill Murray, regardless of the holiday, and good to see the Scrooged star wasn’t pulling all our legs in talking about the project preciously. Now, what to do with ourselves until December…