'Saturday Night Live' Christmas Music: 5 Great Moments
From musical numbers about hooking up in your childhood bedroom to PAUL MCCARTNEY, 'Saturday Night Live' Christmas regularly gives fans perfect music moments.
Saturday Night Live's Christmas shows are always extra special. The festive spirit means even higher energy than usual inside Studio 8H, and extra-buzzy celebrity guest stars can be expected.
Last night (Dec. 20), Saturday Night Live once again gave us a great Christmas music moment, in this case, "Office Christmas Party," which got us thinking about some of our other recent faves.
Get in the holiday spirit by watching the recent best from Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, and more below.
5. Paul McCartney Christmas Pageant
Martin Short is always hilarious -- but putting him opposite a game McCartney as two guys auditioning together for a Christmas pageant -- with no singing allowed from one Sir Paul -- was still an unexpected treat. The fact that the sketch ended in the best possible way -- with the set being struck and McCartney going onstage to sing "Wonderful Christmastime" was a delightful SNL Christmas miracle.
4. "Baby It's Cold Outside" Remix
Saturday Night Live couldn't resist putting its own unique spin on the classic Christmas track that....hasn't exactly aged well. But while fans could easily see the punchline, it turned out to be a little sweeter than most sketches end. They really do love each other after all!
3. Buble Duets
Michael Buble is the undisputed king of the present-day Christmas album. So when he stopped by SNL, he naturally had to participate in a sketch in addition to some singing. Impressions of Sting, Taylor Swift, MIA, and Russell Brand as Buble duet partners followed, but the real treat was Fallon's perfect early-era Justin Bieber.
2. "D--K in a Box"
The sketch is an Emmy winner (yes, an actual Emmy winner) for a reason. The perfect mix of raunchy, absurd, and goofy (just check out Timberlake and Andy Samberg's outfits!), it's no wonder this instantly became a classic SNL moment -- and helped cement Timberlake's place as one of the all time great hosts.
1. (Do It On My) Twin Bed
The debut video from the best musical group SNL's ever seen, Yr Girls dropped a holiday ditty in 2013 that was stuck in our head for the next year. The old-school junior high photos as a backdrop -- not to metion Fallon's rap -- were the perfect bonuses.