Eddie Murphy is soon bringing holiday cheer to the small screen.
The funnyman, 62, who recently saw his son Miles tie the knot, is suited to be roped in as a man trying to save his family and Christmas in new comedy Candy Cane Lane.
Prime Video released the first images of the film on Tuesday.
The studio shared a poster showing the Oscar nominee holding a string of Christmas lights and wearing a black turtleneck with an image of Santa Claus riding a unicorn.
“Don’t mess around with holiday magic,” the publicity department wrote next to the photo on social media.
First Look: Prime Video released a first look for Eddie Murphy’s upcoming holiday film Candy Cane Lane on Tuesday
“Candy Cane Lane premieres on Prime Video on December 1.”
It’s the Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular star’s first live-action holiday film in his more than 40-year career.
The film reunited Eddie with Boomerang director Reginald Hudlin.
The director described Eddie’s character, Chris Carver, as follows Peopleas a man who loves Christmas so much, he even gave all his children Christmas-themed names.”
The children are called Holly, Joy and Nick.
When Chris is unexpectedly fired just before the holidays, “he throws himself into winning the Candy Cane Lane home decorating contest in his neighborhood, which has a huge cash prize,” the director explained.
But after finding some fantastic 12 Days of Christmas decorations, Chris is sure it will put him ahead of the competition. He discovers that they are cursed by “a wayward elf named Pepper,” my Jillian Bell played.
“Instead of winning it all, he could lose it all!” the filmmaker explained.
Christmas: Eddie stars as Chris Carver, a man who loves Christmas
Fired: When his character, Chris, is unexpectedly fired, “he throws himself into winning the Candy Cane Lane home decorating contest in his neighborhood, which has a huge cash prize,” director Reginald Hudlin told People
Comedy team: Eddie, 62, teamed up with Tracee Ellis Ross, 50, for the comedy, his first live-action holiday film
The cursed ornaments are played by Nick Offerman, Chris Redd and Robin Thede.
“Nick Offerman plays a true English gentleman from another era, while Robin Thede plays a Kardashian-esque power shopper and Chris Redd plays an ordinary working-class man,” the director explains.
“They don’t get along very well, but they are bonded in their urgent need to escape Pepper’s clutches.”
He described Pepper as someone who “takes the ‘coal in stock’ punishment to absurd lengths.”
Plans: Plans to win the neighborhood decorating contest are thrown into disarray thanks to some decorations cursed by a quirky elf named Pepper, played by Jillian Bell
Feels: The director revealed, “I can confidently say you’ve never seen a holiday movie like this! We’ve got jump scares, car chases and kung fu fights, plus all the holiday spirit’
“She’s out to punish anyone she thinks deserves it, and that includes pretty much everyone.”
Tracee Ellis Ross, 50, stars as Chris’s wife, Carol, who keeps the family finances together and gets promoted at the distribution center where she works as a supervisor.
“When Christmas and her family are threatened by supernatural forces, her Mama Bear instincts come into full effect,” Reginald argued.
‘I can say for sure that you have never seen a holiday movie like this! We have jump scares, car chases and kung fu fights, plus all the holiday spirit,” he revealed.