There are five Saturday nights between now and the end of December, and on each one we're going to reach way back into the NBC holiday vault in Rockefeller Center for some of my favorite Saturday Night Live holiday sketches — a different Christmas comedy classic each week.
I can't imagine a better way to kick of this series than with one of the half dozen versions of what the show calls its Christmas Treat — "I Wish It Was Christmas Today," as performed by Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, and Tracy Morgan. This familiar foursome first performed this festive tune back in 2000. This version is from 2011, when I must say each one of the gentlemen looked and sounded at their very best:
(NOTE: The 2011 version is no longer available as of 12.14.16, but here's a decent alternative:)
Be sure to join us again next Saturday evening for another Saturday Night Live Holiday Flashback!
IMPORTANT NOTE TO CHROME USERS (12.13.14): I haven't been able to figure out why, but the SNL videos I've posted no longer seem to be playing in the Chrome browser. They appear to work fine in Internet Explorer and Firefox, and they worked in Chrome until about 36 hours ago, but they no longer seem to. I'm not the most tech savvy guy in the world, but I am looking into the problem and will try to correct it. For now, however, you might try an alternate browser if you have problems with Chrome. Sorry for the inconvenience.