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17 December 2009 (USA) See more »
Holiday special including brand-new material with Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, the infamous troublemaker "Gilly," and others. The special also features favorite holiday-themed sketches from SNL's 35-year history. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kristen Wiig ... Gilly (also archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fred Armisen ... Elf (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dan Aykroyd ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alec Baldwin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Belushi ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Annette Bening ... Director (archive footage) (uncredited)

Candice Bergen ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dana Carvey ... George Bailey (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chevy Chase ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jane Curtin ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert De Niro ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rachel Dratch ... Honey Dew (archive footage) (uncredited)

Abby Elliott ... Paula (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jimmy Fallon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Will Ferrell ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Will Forte ... Mr. Dillon / Himself / Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ana Gasteyer ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Darrell Hammond ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Phil Hartman ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jan Hooks ... Mary (archive footage) (uncredited)

Whitney Houston ... Jennifer (archive footage) (uncredited)

Hugh Jackman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chris Kattan ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Hugh Laurie ... Husband (archive footage) (uncredited)

Darlene Love ... Herself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jon Lovitz ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Norm MacDonald ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Malkovich ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Penny Marshall ... Sister Maria (archive footage) (uncredited)

Steve Martin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Seth Meyers ... Jingles (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dennis Miller ... Harry (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tracy Morgan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Garrett Morris ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bobby Moynihan ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Eddie Murphy ... Mr. Robinson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kevin Nealon ... Tarzan (archive footage) (uncredited)

Laraine Newman ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rosie O'Donnell ... Nun (archive footage) (uncredited)

Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice) (also archive footage) (uncredited)

Amy Poehler ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gilda Radner ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Maya Rudolph ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Andy Samberg ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adam Sandler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Horatio Sanz ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Molly Shannon ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Smigel ... Various (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jason Sudeikis ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kenan Thompson ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Justin Timberlake ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Casey Wilson ... Nancy (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Roy King 
David H. Brooks (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse") (as David Brooks)
Beth McCarthy-Miller (archive footage)
Paul Miller (archive footage)
John Solomon (additional segments)
Chel White (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Dave Wilson (archive footage)
Akiva Schaffer (digital shorts) (uncredited)
Writing credits
James Anderson  &
Steve Higgins  &
Erik Kenward  &
Rob Klein  &
Simon Rich  &
Marika Sawyer  &
Kent Sublette  &
Kristen Wiig 

Rich Blomquist  additional material (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Stephen Colbert  additional material (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Eric Drysdale  segment "Saturday TV Funhouse"
Scott Jacobson  segment "Saturday TV Funhouse"
Julie Klausner  segment "Saturday TV Funhouse"
Lorne Michaels  creator
Matt O'Brien  additional material (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Michelle Saks Smigel  segment "Saturday TV Funhouse"
Robert Smigel  segment "Saturday TV Funhouse"

Produced by
Ken Aymong .... supervising producer
Kelli Bixler .... executive producer (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Ayala Cohen .... coordinating producer
Ray DiCarlo .... animation producer (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Stacey Foster .... coordinating producer
Steve Higgins .... producer
Clark James .... animation producer (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse") (as Jim Clark)
Marci Klein .... producer
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
Tanya Ryno .... segment producer (film segment "Martha Stewart Topless Xmas Special")
Samantha Scharff .... producer (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Robert Smigel .... executive producer (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Original Music by
Steven M. Gold (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Makeup Department
Inga Thrasher .... hair stylist
Joseph Whitmeyer .... hair stylist (Kristen Wiig)
Sound Department
Mike Fisher .... audio (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Music Department
Mike Fisher .... music engineer (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Steven M. Gold .... musician (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")
Jimmy Vivino .... musician (segment "Saturday TV Funhouse")

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Love Kristen, hate Gilly, 25 December 2010
Author: Chip_douglas from Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

For the record, I love Kristen Wiig and I still can't believe that despite her making an appearance in nearly every Judd Apatow comedy, she hasn't taken her clothes off in any of them. But here on the IMDb, people have been complaining about her one note characters being over used on SNL ever since Amy Poehler left the show. I like to remind these people that Poehler herself was pretty much in every sketch during the final years of her reign, but to no avail.

Still, it is quite baffling to me why Lorne Michaels and co would pick 'Gilly' out of all of Kristen's recurring characters to headline this 2009 Christmas special. Not only does nobody (and I do mean nobody) seem to like this sketch, but the Christmas connection is also hard to find. The one (former) recurring character people would actually like to see Wiig reprise in accordance with Jason Sudeikis, 'The Two A-Holes', does appear in this compilation. And even though Jason does most of the talking in those skits, the female A-hole still has more lines in that one sketch than Gilly does during the whole of the TV special.

This being the third SNL Christmas special, it is still mandatory for SNL fanatics to seek it out on account of the new material added to the usual collection of Christmas skits. Firstly, there is a Christmas themed Gilly framework story that next to Wiig also features Will Forte, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson & Abby Elliot. Then, Steve Martin introduces the best SNL sketch of all time (according to him at least) 'A Christmas Wish'. And of course this means his arch rival Alec Baldwin also has to make an appearance to introduce 'Schweddy Balls'.

Naturally some of these sketches have already appeared in every SNL Xmas show to date (Consumer Probe, Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood and Adam Sandler's Hannukah song). But there are new inclusions such as a recent monologue by John Malkovich and two appearances by SNL's current cameo king, Justin Timberlake. It never dawned on my that Dick in a Box was a Christmas Sketch, but there is a Christmas Tree in it I guess. The alternate ending to "It's a Wonderful Life:" is in there as usual, but this time without the introduction by King of Television Bill Shatner (and by the way they just did another alternate Wonderful life skit in 2010 to possibly replace this one in the next compilation).

In the end there are enough laughs and old holiday classics to go around, and if you buy this one on DVD, you can always skip through the Gilly bits to get to the good parts. One of those is being reminded how hot Kristen looked when she was still a brunette (see the 'Santa's my Boyfriend' song she performed with Amy and Maya Rudolph in 2006).

7 out of 10

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