Bill Murray is ready to ring in the Christmas holiday with some of his famous friends and we’re all invited to watch in his upcoming Netflix special A Very Murray Christmas.
The all-star musically-driven holiday special was directed by Sofia Coppola (The Bling Ring, Marie Antoinette), and co-written by Murray, Coppola and longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Mitch Glazer (Scrooged, Rock the Kasbah).
“It was sort of something we were just making for ourselves,” Coppola says of the homegrown project, which marks the first time she has worked with Murray since 2003’s Lost in Translation. “It really came out of talking (to Bill and Mitch), and it just seemed fun to get people together that we’re all fans of.”
A Very Murray Christmas is set inside New York City’s iconic Carlyle hotel and opens with Murray preparing to host a live, international holiday broadcast. After a blizzard shuts down the production, he makes the best of the situation by singing and celebrating with friends, hotel employees and anyone else who drops by.
Famous faces that fans can expect to see drop by include: Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Shaffer, Michael Cera, Rashida Jones, Maya Rudolph, Jenny Lewis, Julie White, the band Phoenix and more.
“It was really familial, as a Christmas special should be,” Glazer says. “It was generous and uplifting and creative. And really, at the end of the day, these people came because they were friends of Bill Murray’s, and they wanted to be involved in it. The only agenda was, ‘This is gonna be fun, and we get to be with our friend.’ And that’s really rare.”
Take a look at the first promo for the upcoming special below:
A Very Murray Christmas begins streaming December 4th on Netflix.
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