What’s On Tonight: Bill Murray saves Christmas in the singular Bill Murray manner

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix, 3:01 a.m., Friday): Bill Murray wanted to do a Christmas special with some of his celebrity pals (including Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Paul Shaffer, George Clooney, and Amy Poehler) crooning and goofing around. Thankfully, Netflix said, “Yes, of course. You’re Bill Murray.” And, sure, as Alex McCown said in his pre-air review, “There’s the sense that Murray knows A Very Murray Christmas is a little uneven, but he also gives the impression that he doesn’t really give a fuck,” but that’s more of a recommendation for this ramshackle, oddball enterprise to fans of the ever-impossible-to-pin-down Murray. Will you watch this? Yes, of course. He’s Bill Murray.

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