We could not be more in for this. They had us at Bill Murray really. The legendary comedian proved his vocal worth recently with his performance of Bob Dylan's classic 'Shelter from the Storm' in the closing credits of 'St. Vincent', in a scene that was filmed in a single take with Murray and a garden hose.
Now he has sights on a Christmas special for TV, that will be directed by his “Lost in Translation” collaborator Sofia Coppola, where he'll be performing a number of classic carols.
Murray told Variety, "It’s not going to be live, we’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. 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. It will be nice."
And in case you think Murray has totally lost his marbles here, Coppola has confirmed this too saying; "We’re working on a Christmas special. Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests."
We are utterly confused as to how this will pan out, but we can't imagine any better backdrop to eating our selection boxes than the dulcet tones of Mr Bill Murray, can you?