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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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How Murray Saved Christmas See more »

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Trivia

The first animated film for John Ratzenberger that is not from Pixar or Disney. 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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References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

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Finally! A prime time Christmas special on Christmas Day...
28 December 2014 | by powelleonSee all my reviews

'How Murray Saved Christmas' is a lighthearted holiday cartoon aimed at adults, period. (And on Christmas Day itself? Oy! Such a concept!) Fast paced and filled with so many inside literary, historic and pop culture jokes, puns and sight gags that only adults will get. Yes, this is not like your standard "Children, Santa Claus loves you and Christmas because . . . " cartoon that will sit well with those who grew up only on Frosty, Rudolph and Snoopy. But those who live west of the Hudson and south of Yonkers, or are familiar with all of the multicultural references in "How Murray Saved Christmas" will find this cartoon to be a hoot. And, yes, it is forty-two minutes of silly rhymes, plus over-the-top Broadway-style show tunes, to boot.


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