Bill Murray to Sing Christmas Carols in Upcoming TV Special (EXCLUSIVE)

Bill Murray Sing Christmas Carols Upcoming

Actor working with 'Lost in Translation' director Sofia Coppola on musical

Bill Murray shows off his singing voice in the closing credits of the Weinstein Co’s “St. Vincent,” when he quietly croons “Shelter From the Storm.” As the film’s director Ted Melfi told Variety, the scene was shot in a single take with Murray and a garden hose, after Harvey Weinstein agreed to pay for the rights to the Bob Dylan melody.

But the legendary comedian doesn’t plan on hanging up his mic just yet. Murray revealed exclusively to Variety that he intends to star in a Christmas special for TV that will be directed by his “Lost in Translation” collaborator Sofia Coppola, where he’ll be performing classic carols.

Like most things involving Bill Murray, the details haven’t been ironed out yet. “It’s not going to be live,” Murray says. “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.”

He added, “It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.”

Coppola confirmed the project to Variety. “We’re working on a Christmas special,” she said. “Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”

Bill Murray is featured on this week’s cover of Variety, which is available on newsstands on Tuesday.

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  1. Anne Bruce says:

    That’s what I’m talkin about…. Christmas and Bill Murray! Please don’t put it on a pay station like Showtime. Christmas is for everyone including us poor folks with regular cable. Charlie Brown says “Chive On with your bad self”

  2. Raymond McDonald says:

    I HAVE A WISH, I WISH THEY’D CONSIDER SINGING ” I WISH I WAS SANTA CLAUS”, IT’S A MERLE HAGGARD SONG THAT I WROTE WHILE SITTING IN A DILAPIDATED APARTMENT IN THE THROES OF POVERTY WITH JUST ENOUGH FRIENDS AROUND WHO COULD LOAN ME A JOINT SO I COULD ENLIGHTEN MY DAY SO I COULD WRITE A CHRISTMAS SONG THAT MIGHT MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY AND WOULD CONVEY MY TRUE FEELINGS ABOUT THE HOLIDAY. IT TOOK ALL OF TEN MINUTES. I CALLED MY FRIEND MERLE HAGGARD AT HIS HOME, I TOLD HIM I WROTE A CHRISTMAS SONG, HE SAID SING IT TO ME, I DID, HE SAID ” I’LL RECORD THAT!” HE DID AND IT WOULD BE BEYOND COOL IF SOFIA AND BILL WOULD TAKE A LISTEN. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AS THEY SAY. THIS SONG IS TEN YEARS OLD NOW AND CAN BE FOUND ON I TUNES,AMAZON, YOU TUBE YOU NAME IT. BILL MURRAY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ?? I HAVE TO LAUGH AT THE MERE THOUGHT OF IT. THANKS ! RAYMOND MCDONALD ( 64 YEARS ON EARTH, POTAWATOMI INDIAN )

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