It’s officially December, which means you’d better start buying your holiday gifts ASAP. Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re a fan of comedy, you’re likely already queuing up the best of the best Saturday Night Live holiday episodes and sketches to watch all month long.
Remember when John Malkovich read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to a group of kids when he hosted SNL in 2008? Or what about when Adam Sandler performed “The Chanukah Song” on Weekend Update back in 1994? And you can’t possibly forget about the “Schweddy Balls” sketch with Alec Baldwin.
There have been so many wonderful holiday memories from SNL, and if you have friends who also watch the sketch comedy show every weekend, check out these awesome gifts to get them this year.
1. Funko POP! TV: Saturday Night Live Stefon Collectible Figure
Before Bill Hader was starring in the Emmy Award-winning series Barry and scooping up big roles in blockbuster movies like It Chapter Two, he was a comedian on Saturday Night Live. Most memorably, he played the now-iconic character Stefon on Weekend Update from 2008 to 2013. Hader reprised the role when he hosted the show in 2018.
If your friends still can’t get enough of Stefon, this Funko POP! is a perfect present.
BUY IT HERE: Funko POP! Stefon Figure
2. Saturday Night Live Our Balls, Your Pleasure T-Shirt
Like I mentioned, the “Schweddy Balls” segment from 1998 is an absolute Saturday Night Live classic. The sketch saw Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer playing parts on a fictional NPR show called Delicious Dish. According to Entertainment Weekly, Lorne Michaels actually fought for this sketch to air early on in the episode, prior to midnight.
If the person you’re finding a gift for loves graphic t-shirts, this one is a no-brainer.
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3. Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
There are seemingly endless behind-the-scenes stories from Saturday Night Live. The series is now on its 47th season, meaning many, many people have been involved in making it what it is today. Curious on the oral history? Then this book is an absolute must.
Live From New York includes stories from Andy Samberg, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Amy Poehler, Kenan Thompson, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell and more.
BUY IT HERE: Live From New York Book
4. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley DVD
Many comedians have come and gone on Saturday Night Live, but few make as much as an impact as the late Chris Farley. The comedian starred on the sketch show from 1990 to 1995, and then hosted on his own in 1997. Regarded as one of the funniest people of all time to fans, Farley’s legacy lives on in his sketches.
The Best of Chris Farley DVD includes some of his best performances on the show, and serves as a great walk down memory lane for any SNL fan.
BUY IT HERE: Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley DVD
5. PEOPLE Saturday Night Live: Inside Every Decade
If you’re looking for a gift for a diehard Saturday Night Live fan, this Collector’s Edition People Magazine issue is super cool. The 2020 issue includes behind-the-scenes features about every decade, over 100 photos from the show’s run so far and fun stories.
Any fan is bound to get nostalgic with this magazine!
BUY IT HERE: PEOPLE Saturday Night Live: Inside Every Decade
6. Saturday Night Live Bill Murray Raglan Baseball Tee
Another iconic comedian is none other than Bill Murray. The funnyman was part of the Saturday Night Live cast from 1977 to 1980, and created some unforgettable moments. Alongside Jane Curtin, he co-hosted the Weekend Update segment and viewers loved every minute of it.
If your friend is a Bill Murray fan, this baseball tee is a great gift idea.
BUY IT HERE: Bill Murray Weekend Update Tee
7. Saturday Night Live Dots Lines Swirls Coloring Book
Looking for a gift that’s both funny and highlights someone’s creativity? A Saturday Night Live coloring book is exactly what you need. And how perfect would it be to use while watching a new episode? This one is bound to get posted to Instagram!
BUY IT HERE: Saturday Night Live Coloring Book
8. Saturday Day Night Live: A Very Gilly Christmas DVD
We mentioned there being some hilarious holiday specials on Saturday Night Live, and A Very Gilly Christmas is certainly one of them. In case you’re unfamiliar, Gilly is a character portrayed by Kristen Wiig, an elementary school student who’s a bit of a troublemaker.
This special also includes appearances from Fred Armisen, Will Ferrell, Alec Baldwin and other familiar faces.
BUY IT HERE: A Very Gilly Christmas DVD
9. Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Television’s Longest Running Comedy
We’ve got another book on the list for all of the readers in your life! This one is another way to brush up on your Saturday Night Live history, including features of over 100 comedians, stories from the start of the show and more. You’ll be an expert on the sketch show in no time with this fantastic and thorough book.
A reviewer on Amazon calls this one “THE go-to SNL book.”
BUY IT HERE: Saturday Night Live FAQ Book
10. Saturday Day Night Live Inspired Socks
For the binge-watchers in your life, these Saturday Night Live socks are perfect. Right to the point, your friends will cry laughing at these foot accessories that can be worn all year round. Whether you’re tuning in for a new episode on the weekend, or rewatching some of the most classic sketches on YouTube, these socks are the move!
BUY IT HERE: Saturday Day Night Live Inspired Socks
11. More Cowbell T-Shirt
And speaking of the most classic Saturday Night Live sketches, every fan remembers the always-hilarious “More Cowbell” segment. This one premiered back in 2000 and starred Christopher Walken, Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon. As a fictional episode of VH1’s Behind the Music, this sketch is knee-slapping funny and never gets old.
Why not purchase a t-shirt to remind everyone how great this sketch is?
BUY IT HERE: More Cowbell T-Shirt
12. A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost
We’ve got another book on the list, this one coming from Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost. The comedian currently co-hosts Weekend Update with Michael Che, and has been a writer on the show since 2005. Of course, many know him as the husband of Scarlett Johansson, but SNL fans know him as a talented comedian, too.
Jost published A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir in 2020.
BUY IT HERE: A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir
13. SNL Pilsner Glass
From the official NBC store, here’s a fun pilsner glass for the beer lovers in your life. The simple SNL logo can be seen in white lettering, and apart from that it’s a pretty traditional glass. Surprise someone in your life with this and a pack of their favorite pale lager and you’ll be all set for the holidays!
BUY IT HERE: SNL Pilsner Glass
Happy shopping, Saturday Night Live fans!
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