Bill Murray Wants to Host His Christmas Special in a NY Club!

by Jackie Willis 10:52 AM PDT, October 22, 2014
Playing Bill Murray Wants to Host His Christmas Special in a NY Club!

If Bill Murray isn't part of your holiday traditions already, he is now.

In addition to his 1988 film Scrooged that has become a must-watch movie in the month of December, Murray disclosed on Wednesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he's also planning on doing a Christmas special with Lost In Translation director Sofia Coppola -- but he could have shown a bit more enthusiasm when promoting the project.

"Well, I guess you said it on TV -- that’s not helping me," Murray told the daytime host after she asked about the reports that he was doing a special. "It’s kind of a nice, it was sort of [Sophia's] idea and I think we’ll have to do it. I guess we’ll have to do it."

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When DeGeneres digs for more details from the 64-year-old actor, Murray finally, reluctantly obliges. "I don’t know. Christmas is really about Christmas songs so I thought I’d sort of do something like that. That was sort of Sofia's idea," he said. "And I started thinking about Christmas songs and I thought you can do some different things with it and sort tell a little bit of a story. And shoot in New York. Do it in New York, in like a real club."

Murray does reveal that he has a network interested in the project, adding, "I guess I'll do it."

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Not offering much more detail about the holiday special, DeGeneres inquired, "It will be on..."

Murray hilariously answered quickly, "Yeah, Christmas time."

Murray loves a special occasion, and recently attended the wedding of his Monuments Men co-star George Clooney. He revealed to ET that he did swipe something from the ceremony. See the actor's confession, below.