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A Very Murray Christmas – Watch the Teaser

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06:  Bill Murray at the "St. Vincent" Press Conference at the Fairmont Royal York on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.  (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)

Slashfilm reports that Netflix will present the holiday special                A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS. Bill Murray will star as a fictional TV celebrity named Bill Murray in “an homage to the classic variety show … as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City.”

By some holiday miracle, though, the show goes on. “Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit,” the press release continues.

Variety reports that guests include 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, and Miley Cyrus.

The director is Sofia Coppola. She and Murray will write A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS along with Mitch Glazer, who co-wrote Murray’s Christmas classic SCROOGED, and was Associate Producer on the Coppola directed LOST IN TRANSLATION.

Murray first revealed his plans for the Christmas special last year. “It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music,” he told Variety at the time. “It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose. It will have a patina style and wit to it.” Coppola added,  “It will be nice. My motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”

Here’s the teaser:

Reese & Sofia Join The List of Awesome Female Comedy Duos

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.54.44 PMHitfix has posted a list of “10 Awesome Female Comedy Duos In TV and Movies” to coincide with the opening of HOT PURSUIT, featuring the latest pairing of comediennes to hit the screen as a comedy team. Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star as a classic mismatch of opposites. Anne Fletcher directs.

Reese and Sofia make a great new addition to the pantheon. In her review, critic Stephanie Zacharek says “HOT PURSUIT is a quiet triumph of tone and timing,” noting that “Witherspoon’s performance here has so much go-for-broke fearlessness…she seems unafraid to cut loose, and she and Vergara make a terrific team.”

attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Some of the other duos on the Hitfix list:

BETTE MIDLER AND LILY TOMLINlTomlin and Midler in BIG BUSINESS.

PENNY MARSHALL AND CINDY WILLIAMS60355544Marshall and Williams in LAVERNE & SHIRLEY.

AMY POEHLER AND TINA FEYweekend-update-tina-fey Fey and Poehler on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

LUCILLE BALL AND VIVIAN VANCElucyethel_i_love_lucyBall and Vance on I LOVE LUCY.

SANDRA BULLOCK AND MELISSA MCCARTHYthe_heat_bullock_mccarthyBullock and McCarthy in THE HEAT.

DAWN FRENCH AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS2694732653French and Saunders in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.

The Frisky offers a list of up and coming duos, including Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of BROAD CITY, in an article titled “Funny Ladies: 6 Hysterical Female Comedy Duos You Need To Get Into Right Now.”

o-BROAD-CITY-facebookJacobson and Glazer, stars of BROAD CITY.

Meanwhile, the New York Times is busy appreciating the blooper reel at the end of HOT PURSUIT. The article is titled “HOT PURSUIT and Other Films Elevate the Art of the Blooper Reel. “

Check it out, and have some laughs at the movies this weekend!