Bill Murray plays reindeer game in ad for Christmas special on Netflix

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You know Spackler and Tripper and Venkman and Nick Rails. But do you recall Bill Murray as the saddest reindeer of all?

The pride of Wilmette wears antlers and a woebegone expression in the first trailer for “A Very Murray Christmas,” his holiday special coming to Netflix this December.

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The TV subscription service confirmed Friday that it will be the home for the show, billed as “an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.”

Murray wrote the show with his “Lost in Translation” director, Sofia Coppola, and the co-writer of his Christmas movie “Scrooged,” Mitch Glazer. Coppola directs.

Among the cast: 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.

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