Get the gift of laughter from your favorite Saturday Night Live cast members including Dana Carvey Chevy Chase Jane Curtin Phil Hartman Jon Lovitz Eddie Murphy Bill Murray Mike Myers Adam Sandler and many more! You'll laug... more »h out loud with special guests Alec Baldwin Candice Bergen Danny DeVito Steve Martin Paul Simon and William Shatner. It's great comedy fun any time of the year.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: NR UPC: 031398818328 Manufacturer No: VM8183D« less
"Since the beginning, Saturday Night Live has always given us brilliant holiday sketches. This collection combines the classic original cast, right up to recent casts of the late 90's.
The list of skits includes:
Candace Bergen interviewing Dan Ackroyd as ruthless toymaker Irving Mainway who sells toys like "Bag O' Glass" and Johnny Switchblade Punk action figure.
John Lovitz who has to fill-in for Santa Clause playing Hanukah Harry...
The Classic Alec Baldwin on NPR radio sketch discussing his Shweaty Balls with Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer...
Steve Martin doing his fireside.."My Wish for Christmas.." routine...
John Belushi as a drunken mall Santa...
The Lost Ending to "It's a Wonderful Life"
Gasteyer as a topless Martha Stewart...
Eddie Murphy doing a "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood" bit...
Adam Sandler doing his usual Hannukah song...
All good fun and most of it very good.
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Melissa A. Delgaudio | Shepherdstown, WV United States | 11/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Each and every year, I look forward to SNL's holiday special. There are so many hilarious bits that've aired over the years that the show never disappoints. Naturally, when this DVD was made available, I bought it right away.
Now, for my money, this DVD is worth it for the "Dysfunctional Family Christmas Album" ad alone, but there are lots of other bits that are fantastic, too. Eddie Murphy's classic "Mr. Robinson" is great, as is Steve Martin's "Christmas Wish". No SNL Christmas DVD would be complete with Candace Bergen & Dan Aykroyd in "Consumer Probe" (featuring Dan Aykroyd as the head of Mainway Toys, makers of "Bag O' Glass" and "Johnny Switchblade: Adventure Punk"), or the original "Not Ready For Primetime Players" singing "Winter Wonderland". These sketches are featured along with Adam Sandler's "Hannukah Song" and Jon Lovitz in "Hannukah Harry" (yes, it IS on the DVD, contrary to some other reviews posted).
Like many other reviewers, I was very disappointed that the classic "Sweeney Sisters" Christmas sketch (featuring William Shatner) was not included. In my opinion, "The Sweeney Sisters" bit was one of the funniest things ever on SNL and to exclude this sketch from the DVD seems completely ridiculous. For this reason, I can't give the DVD full marks.
It's a great DVD, though, and I get a lot of laughs every time I watch it. Definitely worth the money."
Funny, but no Hanukah Harry!
billymac72 | 12/14/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This video was pretty funny. It had mostly newer stuff. I would have liked to have seen stuff from the earlier years. Also, a sticker on the package advertises that the Hanukah Harry skit with Jon Lovitz is on the video, but mysteriously it is nowhere to be found! I am certain there is more material they could have put on this 65 minute video."
Needs a Part II
billymac72 | Chicago, IL United States | 12/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent collection of skits that will get multiple viewings out of any SNL fanatic. A reviewer mentions that there's no "Haunaukah Harry" skit; don't worry, it's definitely there ("on Hershal, on Moshe, on Shlomo!!").
What's here is great, but there are so many more to include. Someone already mentioned the lack of Sweeney Sisters. There was also a great Christmas "Mommie Dearest" skit with Gilda Radner & Jane Curtin that I'd love to see. If I'm not mistaken, there was also an "Uncle Roy" themed Christmas skit. I don't believe there's any Will Farrell on here, nor are there the Christmas Greetings from Frankenstein, Tarzan and....I forget the third person.
Release part II!!!"
Not the best SNL video, but still funny.
billymac72 | 01/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It may not have the Hannukah Harry sketch, but this is a funny video. If you are a Saturday Night Live fan, you'll like this video. It has some of the best SNL Christmas sketches from the past to present. Don't be fooled by the "featuring Hannukah Harry" sticker on the packaging. It is not in the video."