The 20 Specials of Christmas: Saturday Night Live

Excluding compilation episodes and DVD releases, Saturday Night Live has never done a proper just-Christmas-material special. It can’t, really; it’s a sketch show with a topical bent. Weekend Update would be impossible.

But it has had some amazing Christmas sketches. So in the spirit of it being Friday, the closest day to Saturday that Splitsider runs, here are some of the best Saturday Night Live Christmas sketches.

Let’s start with a cold open:

Then a monologue:

Something topical:

Something sweaty:

A song for those with different beliefs:

The requisite movie parody:

The most famous Digital Short of all time:

And the way I always feel on Christmas morning:

Mike Drucker is a lovely man with many positive characteristics. He has written for Saturday Night Live, The Onion, McSweeney’s, and Nintendo. He’s also a stand-up or something, I guess.

The 20 Specials of Christmas: Saturday Night Live