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10/14/2014 09:50 am ET

Bill Murray Is Making A Televised Christmas Special, Because Santa May Be Real After All

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Happy future holidays, everyone: Bill Murray is doing a televised Christmas special.

Variety has announced that the star will perform a series of classic carols in a program directed by Sofia Coppola, and it all sounds very, well, them.

“It’s not going to be live,” Murray told Variety of the project. “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. It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.”

“We’re working on a Christmas special,” Coppola confirmed. “Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”

In the pair's first collaboration since "Lost In Translation," we're imagining Murray walking slowly down the hallway in a santa hat, pondering how difficult it is to find meaningful human connection: "Do you hear what I hear? But seriously. Do you?"

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