Nothing says “Yuletide” like a disillusioned Bill Murray shrug. Netflix has acquired A Very Murray Christmas, a holiday special – and “homage to the classic variety show” – which stars the iconic actor, as himself, worrying that his TV show will be ruined by a terrible New York City snowstorm. But Netflix promises a happy ending in their brief plot summary: “Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.”
A Very Murray Christmas was directed by Sofia Coppola, co-written by Coppola, Murray and Mitch Glazer and executive produced by Coppola, Glazer, Roman Coppola and Tony Hernandez. The high-profile cast includes George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Michael Cera, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, David Johansen, Frederic Moulin, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov and more.
The streaming service also shared the above teaser, which features a fake antler-wearing Murray staring out a Carlyle window at the New York City skyline, set to a score of jazz piano – all in all, an alluring Lost in Translation vibe. The special won’t hit Netflix until December, but Murray devotees are encouraged to spread the word on social media by using #MurrayChristmas (the most promising hashtag since its advent).
Earlier this week, Murray joined Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin and other celebrities to help send off David Letterman in the Late Show host’s final Top 10 list, “Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say to Dave.” Murray was tasked with reading the Number One entry: “I’ll never have the money I owe you.”