Do you hear what I hear? Bill Murray and his celebrity friends are crashing Christmas! On Friday, December 4th, Netflix will debut A Very Murray Christmas in all territories where Netflix is available. This promises to be the holiday party of the year. And today, we have the new trailer and new photos from the bash!
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. The iconic comedy legend worries that 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.
The star-studded cast includes 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. A Very Murray Christmas is executive produced by Coppola, Glazer, Roman Coppola and Tony Hernandez.
Bill Murray is no stranger to Christmas. In 1988, he starred in the now-classic Scrooged. Though there have been many incarnations of the Charles Dickens' tale, none have ever been told like this. Bill Murray stars as a mean, overbearing programming executive who makes his staff work well into the night on Christmas Eve as they try to pull off an extravagant live production of A Christmas Carol. That same night, Bill Murray's Frank Cross is visited by four ghosts who show him the true meaning of the holidays. Over the past few years, Scrooged has streamed on Netflix throughout the holidays, and will serve as a nice companion piece to A Very Murray Christmas.
Scrooged stars David Johansen and Paul Shaffer are even reuniting with Bill Murray for this once in a lifetime Holiday special, which may go down as the greatest Christmas variety show ever attempted in the history of the medium. We have your first real look at the party as it gets underway, along with several photos. Take a look, and then be sure to set a Netflix date for A Very Murray Christmas, available only on the streaming service this Holiday season.