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Sofia Coppola

Bill Murray's naughty 'n' nice 'Very Murray Christmas' belongs on an all-year-long wish list

I don't know what other Christmas-celebrating TV critics want from Santa, but somewhere after "world peace" and "quick loss of unsightly belly fat," I'm hoping the Netflix special "A Very Murray Christmas" will turn out to be a back-door pilot for new variety series hosted by Bill Murray.

Obviously, I'm not talking a weekly, live, audience-participatory, prank-heavy, give-away-laden "extravaganza" like Neil Patrick Harris' "The Best Time Ever" (which, if there is a god, no one will try to emulate). No, I'm thinking more along "The Carol Burnett Show" lines, but in the key of Murray, which is to say dolci yet...