Bill Murray will be bringing everyone a little holiday cheer this season with his star-studded Netflix special "A Very Murray Christmas." The 56-minute movie, directed by Sofia Coppola (“Lost In Translation” and “The Bling Ring”), centers around Murray preparing to host a live, international Christmas broadcast from the famed Carlyle hotel in New York.
Things go awry when a blizzard attempts to shut down production of the broadcast. Because of the bad weather Murray is left singing “Jingle Bells” in front of a room full of empty chairs, which temporarily turns him into a bit of a Scrooge.
“This is a nightmare, I can’t do this,” Murray says as sulks off the stage.
Everyone tries to cheer up Murray but he’s not in the Christmas spirit anymore because New York has been shut down. However, when a few of this celebrity friends show up Murray decides to make the best of his situation by celebrating with the hotel employees and his pals. He’s now determined to make it the “greatest night in history.”
At one point, Murray is seen on stage decked out in a black tuxedo with George Clooney as Miley Cyrus sings the holiday classic "Sleigh Ride." Other guest stars include Chris Rock as a tone-deaf singer, Michael Cera as an angry showbiz manager and Amy Poehler and Julie White as Hollywood producers.
Viewers will also see appearances from Jason Schwartzman, Paul Shaffer, Rashida Jones, Maya Rudolph, David Johansen and Jenny Lewis.
"A Very Murray Christmas" premieres on Netflix Friday, Dec. 4 at midnight PST or 3 a.m. EST. However, in order to watch viewers will need a Netflix account. Memberships start at $7.99 a month, but new subscribers can check out the Bill Murray special for free with a one-month trial. Netflix also allows subscribers to watch from a number of different devices including a TV, laptop, desktop, or on their mobile phone or tablet with the Netflix app.