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A Very Murray Christmas Is Sublime, in Its Own Aimless Kind of Way

  The Netflix musical-variety special A Very Murray Christmas doesnt amount to much, yet its sublime; maybe its sublime because it shows no evidence of needing to make any kind of impression. It moseys across the screen, occasionally helping itself to a cookie or some eggnog, and every few minutes somebody sings a song. As written and co-produced by Murray, Scrooged co-writer Mitch Glazer, and director Sofia Coppola who gave Murray one of his signature roles in Lost in Translation it might as well be the fantasy of one of Murrays earliest beloved characters, the lounge singer Nick from Second City and Saturday Night Live . That characters hepcat facetiousness was a cover for the depression he surely felt at having to perform for handfuls of bored and distracted patrons in railway-station bars, airport cocktail lounges, and Army bases in Greenland.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2015/12/a-very-murray-christmas-sublime-in-its-own-aimless-way.html

A Very Murray Christmas Review: Bill Murray Spreads Holiday Cheer Too Thin

How fun would it be if Bill Murray and his famous friends hung out and sang yuletide songs? Not as much as you might hope. A Very Murray Christmas has an appealing off-the-cuff vibe, but its ramshackle charms come with a severe downside as Murray and company laze their way through a half-sincere, half-cheeky twist on old-fashioned holiday specials. More miss than hit, this Netflix variety show stuffed with classic Christmas tunes is not unlike those gift boxes of assorted chocolates you get this time of year: Some selections are delightful, but many youll want to skip right past.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/a-very-murray-christmas-review-bill-murray-spreads-holiday-cheer-too-thin/

Review: A Very Murray Christmas, a Holiday Special for the Disillusioned

The hourlong show, which has its premiere on Friday on Netflix, stars Bill Murray and guests including George Clooney, Miley Cyrus and Chris Rock.   Read More... //rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640388/s/4bf4a31b/sc/28/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A150C120C0A30Carts0Ctelevision0Creview0Ea0Every0Emurray0Echristmas0Ea0Eholiday0Especial0Efor0Ethe0Edisillusioned0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm

Review: 'A Very Murray Christmas'

Bill Murray welcomes you to his Christmas special with the look of a sad misfit toy. He gazes into the camera with his weary eyes and naked sad-clown face, a deeply grooved relief map of age and history. Over the years the former Not Ready for Prime Time Player has used that ragged deadpan mug for...  Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/-mIlCV5RTXU/a-very-murray-christmas-ew-review