Bill Murray Christmas Special Coming to Netflix

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Ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Netflix on Friday released a teaser trailer for a holiday special of another kind: "A Very Murray Christmas."

The 24-second clip shows a pretty despondent-looking Bill Murray, clad in antler ears, staring out a hotel window at an evening cityscape. It's reminiscent of Mr. Murray's 2003 film "Lost in Translation," which was written and directed by Sofia Coppola, also the co-writer and director of "A Very Murray Christmas."

Netflix called the special "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 snow storm in New York City."

A litany of stars are set to appear in the special -- which will start streaming in December -- including George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman and Miley Cyrus, according to Netflix.

The announcement comes roughly one month after Netflix reported a blockbuster first quarter for new sign-ups to the streaming-video services. During the first three months of 2015, it added 4.9 million new customers around the world, setting a record for the company, which counted 62.3 million subscribers globally. The company pointed to its original series as the fuel for its growth.

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