I’m Not Much For Christmas…

But one Christmas tradition I love is watching my favourite Saturday Night Live sketch:

It’s just such a wonderful distillation of comedy. A single idea, played for just the right length of time, with note-perfect performances. We see the climactic joke coming from a mile away, but it’s still the funniest moment in the piece. Thanks to YesButNoButYes for the reminder.


  1. I got the giggles just looking at the preview. It’s a perfect demonstration of how staying completely deadpan and earnest can sometimes be the essence of comedy.

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