Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, and Tracy Morgan first came together on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2000 to perform “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”, the best Christmas song ever created in the history of Christmas or songs. It’s time to honor this Christmas treat. In this post, every performance of it that I could find.
What’s so great about “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”? It’s simple. The song and these silly performances bring joy. Lots of joy. Who wouldn’t be happy upon seeing this thing? That’s what the season is about. It’s a holiday treat for all.
December 9, 2000 — Let’s begin with the one that started at all, the original.
December 16, 2000 — It was so popular, they did a new version the next week.
May 19, 2001 — At the end of the season, the guys sang for Memorial Day.
December 1, 2001 — The guys got back together and did an updated version.
December 15, 2001 — Horatio and pals sang inside Dick Cheney’s snow globe.
December 14, 2002 — The guys returned again in the form of holiday toys.
April 10, 2004 — The night before Easter, it was time for a very special rendition.
December 18, 2004 — Everyone left ‘SNL’, so Horatio brought in the Muppets.
December 17, 2011 — Finally, the Christmas guys reunited once more on ‘SNL’.
The last performance in 2011 was bittersweet, as only Jimmy Fallon hosting ‘SNL’ could bring everyone back together like that. I wouldn’t bet on it happening again, but we’ll cherish the memories for a lifetime. Here’s to the best thing ever!