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Bill Murray – coming to a Christmas special near youvia Wikimedia Commons

Bill Murray will be singing carols on TV this Christmas

Everyone's favourite guy has teamed up with Sofia Coppola for a Christmas musical

Only 72 more sleeps! The perfect Christmas present is dropping straight down the chimney into your television. Bill Murray, who is basically Santa Claus anyway, has teamed up with his Lost In Translation partner-in-crime Sofia Coppola for a Christmas special that features Murray singing Christmas carols.

Speaking to Variety, Murray said: "It’s not going to be live. 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.”

There, he said it. It will be nice. While Coppola did not confirm that it will be nice, she did confirm that it's taking place. “We’re working on a Christmas special,” she said. “Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”

Murray has previous for showing off his vocal prowess, most memorably in Lost In Translation during which he stumbles his way beautifully through a karaoke rendition of Roxy Music's "More Than This", besotted by a certain Scarlett Johansson. Watch it below, and for more Bill Murray secrets, head here.