Sofia Coppola on Directing ‘The Fantasy Version’ of Bill Murray in Netflix’s ‘A Very Murray Christmas’

By Ben Travers “A Very Murray Christmas” doesn’t fit under any existing label. Neither a TV show or a movie, a variety show or a short film, Netflix’s 55-minute holiday streaming option is its own Christmas special. Of course, that suits its director, co-writer and executive producer just fine. Sofia Coppola has made a career of working outside the boundaries of genre, tapping into a variety of inspirations for her impressive canon of films.

Working with Netflix (and in the TV world) for the first time, Coppola has crafted a loving ode to just about every holiday spirit. “A Very Murray Christmas” touches on the joys most commonly associated with the season, but also its attached frustrations and the melancholy many feel when Christmas rolls around. Most of all it’s about Murray himself, as the special playfully comments on his public persona even as he belts out holiday classics with Miley Cyrus, Maya Rudolph and more.

Below, Coppola discusses how this charming oddity…

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