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How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)

One-hour animated special surrounding a surly deli owner Murray Weiner, who is forced to step into Santa's shoes for one Christmas and bumbles his way into doing a great job.

Director:

Peter Avanzino

Writer:

Mike Reiss
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jason Alexander ... Doc Holiday (voice)
Sean Hayes ... Edison Elf (voice)
Dennis Haysbert ... Narrator (voice)
Nick Jameson ... Various (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Various (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Various
Tress MacNeille ... Various
John Ratzenberger ... Officer Bender (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Santa Claus (voice)
Jerry Stiller ... Murray Weiner (voice)
Billy West ... Various (voice)
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One-hour animated special surrounding a surly deli owner Murray Weiner, who is forced to step into Santa's shoes for one Christmas and bumbles his way into doing a great job.

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character Officer Bender was likely named after Bender Bending Rodriguez from Futurama, which was also directed by Peter Avanzino. See more »

Goofs

According to the groundhog when he sees his shadow, that spring will be coming. According the groundhog day tradition, Spring comes if a groundhog cannot see its shadow, not the other way round. See more »

Quotes

[Elves singing]: Oh, we work, work, work, work, work, work,work We really bust our heinies, They hire Elves for this work, work, work 'cause we're cheaper the Chinese.
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Connections

References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

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Hilarious Christmas Special
5 December 2019 | by Hollywood_YodaSee all my reviews

Recently came across the DVD of this special at a Big Lots store, and being into Christmas and obscure films, so I bought it. I watched this thinking it was going to be another run of the mill bland Christmas special, but it wasn't, it was great. It rhymed throughout, much like a Dr. Seuss book, and had some hilarious rhymes.

This special was shown on NBC originally, and it is family friendly. No profanity is used, but there is slapstick violence. The voice cast is great, including Jerry Stiller as Murray and Jason Alexander as the doctor; both of which had starred on Seinfeld. Dennis Haysbert (or the State Farm guy) narrates the tale.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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