NBC's How Murray Saved Christmas Sneak Peek: Has TV's Next Holiday Classic Been Born?

How Murray Saved Christmas

What happens when a Simpsons scribe (Mike Reiss) grabs hold of the reins from Santa’s sleigh? Thanks to NBC, we’re about to find out.

How Murray Saved Christmas, premiering Dec. 5 at 8/7c, tells the story of a disgruntled restauranteur (voiced by Jerry Stiller) who reluctantly embraces the Christmas spirit when he’s forced to take over for Santa Claus — and TVLine has an exclusive clip of Murray’s first bumpy ride through the skies.

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Perhaps the journey would go a little more smoothly if Murray bothered to learn the names of his reindeer, though we do appreciate hearing Stiller say “Cosmo” and “Kramer” again.

Other familiar voices in Murray include John Ratzenberger (Cheers) as Officer Bender, Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) as Doc Holiday, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as Edison Elf and Dennis Haysbert (24) as the narrator.

Hit PLAY on the preview clip below, then drop a comment: Will you be watching Murray next month?

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  1. Steven says:

    I hate Holiday specials, but this actually looks funny.

  2. AJ says:

    For a second I thought it would be a Christmas special about how Bill Murray saved Christmas. I’m disappointed now.

  3. c-mo says:


  4. Ted Wells says:

    Lets hope this show never sees the light of day again.

    Its not for children (if they understood complex concepts like aerodynamics they wouldn’t believe in Santa) and its not for adults (who should cringe when they see the racism; homophobia; and just plain ignorant comments throughout the entire show).

    Epic fail