Bill Murray enjoys booze
There may be one or two scenes in A Very Murray Christmas where a character isn’t imbibing a cocktail or bit of bubbly. Subdued bacchanalia keeps proceedings rolling with constant, hazy enthusiasm. That's how Murray rolls in real life, too. By his own admission, when he parties, he goes all night. The secret: diluted Champagne. “I like to drink it in a big pint glass with ice,” he told Dazed last year. “Champagne can never be too cold. And the problem people have with Champagne is they drink it and they crash with it, because the sugar content is so high and you get really dehydrated. But if you can get the ice in it, you can drink it supremely cold and at the same time you're getting the melting ice, so it's like a hydration level, and you can stay at this great level for a whole weekend. You don't want to crash. You want to keep that buzz, that bling, that smile.”
The aforementioned Murray Christmas parties are also known for their rowdiness. Murray recently revealed that, after complaints his wine choices put people to sleep, he amped up his annual shindig with Slovenia vodka. And ice luges. The only way to drink. “It looks like an Olympic ski jump. It's more for visual effect. You can put your head underneath it, like you're guzzling gasoline, but we just fill shot glasses. Hundreds of little shot glasses. So, we drank this stuff, and it took the party to a completely other level. The party lasted much longer. No one left. The year before, people would leave at, like, 2 or 3 in the morning. With the vodka luge, they didn't leave until 5. The last two years I've had this luge. That's how I like to drink. Out of a large ice structure.”
There are no ice luges in A Very Murray Christmas. But there is a tipsy rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” that'll make you jealous. If only drinking too much whiskey put a song like that in your heart.