An homage to classic variety shows, “A Very Murray Christmas” features Bill Murray playing himself. Written by Mitch Glazer, Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola, and also directed by Sofia Coppola, the film includes a star-studded ensemble of cameo appearances. George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, the band Phoenix, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, and more all play themselves as they help Murray with his holiday variety show. Executive producers include Coppola, Glazer, Murray, Roman Coppola and Tony Hernandez.
The official film synopsis reads: “This winter, Bill Murray brings an extra-special dose of holiday cheer to Netflix with the premiere of an all-star musically-driven holiday special, ‘A Very Murray Christmas.’ Set inside New York City’s iconic Carlyle hotel, ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ 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.”
“A Very Murray Christmas” is headed exclusively to Netflix on December 4. Watch the star-studded trailer above.