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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.

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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
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Can be heard in the introduction of "News You Can Use", when the biker falls down from the Earth. 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

Murray Weiner: On, Dumbo and Jumbo, on, Mason and Dixon, on, Cosmo and Kramer and Richard M. Nixon.
Edison Elf: That wasn't even close.
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Connections

References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

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NOT FOR KIDS!
25 December 2017 | by ekleigh-364-983739See all my reviews

I was stunned that this aired at 7:30 on Christmas Eve. (!?!?!?!)

I was too disgusted to watch the whole thing, so this won't be a complete review---but I saw enough to know that children shouldn't be exposed to this crude piece of trash.


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