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Netflix Sets Bill Murray Christmas Special

Netflix will air a Christmas special in December featuing comedian Bill Murray, the OTT service announced Friday.

A Very Murray Christmas features Murray playing himself as he patiently waits for people to show up to his TV show during a New York City snows storm. The variety show features guest appearances by George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones and Miley Cyrus.

A Very Murray Christmas is executively produced by Sofia Coppola, Mitch Glazer, Roman Coppola and Tony Hernandez. 

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