TVLine Items: Eddie Murphy Xmas Movie, Star Trek Shorts and More

Christmas is coming early for Eddie Murphy, whose holiday movie Candy Cane Lane will premiere Friday, Dec. 1, exclusively on Prime Video, our sister site Variety reports.

Murphy plays Chris, who has his sights set on winning the neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. He unintentionally strikes a deal with an elf (Brittany Runs a Marathon‘s Jillian Bell) to improve his odds, and she in turn casts a spell that brings to life the 12 Days of Christmas, unleashing chaos on the town. It’s up to Chris to battle magical creatures and save the holiday for his family and his neighbors.

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Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) costars as Chris’ wife, Carol. (We see what you did there with the character names.) The cast also includes Ken Marino (Party Down, The Other Two), Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), Robin Thede (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Chris Redd (SNL), among others.

Candy Cane Lane was directed by Reginald Hudlin (Boomerang, House Party) from a script by Kelly Younger.

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* Star Trek: very Short Treks, five animated promotional shorts commemorating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Animated Series, will debut this Friday, Sept. 8 on The voice cast includes George Takei as Sulu, Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker, Doug Jones as Saru, Armin Shimerman as Quark, Ethan Peck as Spock, Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher, Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura, Connor Trinneer as Trip Tucker, Bruce Horak as Hemmer and Noël Wells as Tendi.

* Hulu has released a trailer for the Kaitlyn Dever-led sci-fi thriller No One Will Save You. The film begins streaming Friday, Sept. 22:

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