Bill Murray Christmas special coming to Netflix

Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola Team Up for 'A Very Murray Christmas'

Netflix has picked up "A Very Murray Christmas" — an homage to classic variety shows starring Bill Murray as himself — set to debut on the streaming service Internet TV network this December.

The special is being written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola. In "A Very Murray Christmas," the comedian worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a massive snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at Gotham's 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's Thomas Croquet, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Mazzalai, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, and more.

The special is being exec produced by Coppola, Glazer, Roman Coppola and Tony Hernandez.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 17: ***NO U.S. SALES FOR 90 DAYS*** ***U.S. TABLOIDS OUT*** Director Sofia Coppola and actor Bill Murray pose at the press conference for their new film 'Lost in Translation' at the Four Seasons Hotel on August 17, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Munawar Hosain/Getty Images)
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