Is there anyone else you’d rather spend a Christmas with than Bill Murray? The legendary funnyman and mythical roving party crasher is not only a comedic icon for generations of moviegoers, but has also established a cult of personality for being generally awesome and bizarre. Now Netflix throwing the ultimate Christmas party with A Very Murray Christmas, a Murray-hosted variety show packed with celebrity cameos and performances.
Billed as an homage to the classic variety show, A Very Murray Christmas is directed by Sophia Coppola, reuniting Murray with his Lost in Translation director for the first time since their Oscar-winning collaboration. Murray plays himself, snowed in at his TV show and worried that no one will show up due to the storm sweeping New York City. But traversing through a snow storm is a small price to pay for partying with Bill Murray, so all kinds of celebs brave the weather to sing and dance in the holiday spirit.
Announced guests include Miley Cyrus, who will perform Silent Night, as well as George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Michael Cera, Rashida Jones, Jenny Lewis, Dimitri Dimitrov, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Shaffer, Julie White, the band Phoenix, and more. The special will debut December 4th on Netflix. Check out the new poster below and watch the trailer here.
Here’s the official A Very Murray Christmas synopsis.
Written by Mitch Glazer, Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola, 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.