Will it be a very Bill Murray Christmas?

The actor will reunite with Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola to sing Christmas carols in a TV special

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It’s a festive idea that his cynical TV exec from 1988’s Scrooged wouldn’t have commissioned – but it looks like Bill Murray has a special present planned for TV viewers this Christmas.

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In a characteristically offbeat move, the actor is set to sing Christmas carols in a TV special directed by Sofia Coppola (with whom Murray made 2003’s Lost in Translation to great acclaim).

“It’s not going to be live,” Murray told Variety. “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, 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 can’t help but hope it might look a little like this:

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Murray Christmas to all, and to all a good night.