In one sense it doesn’t make much sense that the French indie pop band Phoenix would make an appearance in Murray’s Christmas special, but on the other hand, lead singer Thomas Mars is Sofia Coppola’s husband. Mars and his band play the kitchen staff who are enlisted by Murray to sing an original tune. It’s the first up tempo moment in the show, and while the song is pretty goofy (lyrics include: “why the sadness / when there should be gladness”), at least it’s something different. Also, Jason Schwartzman is on drums. That he can do.