Martin Short to Host SNL's Christmas Show, With Paul McCartney as Musical Guest

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Martin Short will go home for the holidays when he hosts Saturday Night Live‘s live Christmas show.

The former Not Ready for Primetime Player will return for his third hosting stint, NBC announced Tuesday. In addition to his film career, Short’s TV credits include WeedsDamages and How I Met Your Mother.

Paul McCartney will join Short for the former Beatle’s fourth appearance as a musical guest.

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The episode — not to be confused with SNL Christmas, a compilation of the series’ holiday sketches airing Wednesday at 9/8c – will premiere Dec. 15 at 11:30 pm.

As previously reported, Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) will host the Dec. 8 SNL with musical guest Ne-Yo.



Comments (11)

  • Ed Grimley would be quite exciting, I must say!

    Comment by TV Fan – November 27, 2012 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe Ed’s BFF, Pat Sajak, could pay a call to Casa Grimley.

      Comment by John – November 27, 2012 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And let’s not forget Jackie Rogers Jr. Wow! Maybe a holiday version of “Jackie Rogers Jr.’s $25,000 Jackpot Wad”?

      Comment by John – November 27, 2012 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Probably won’t top last year’s excellent Christmas episode with Jimmy Fallon as the host…but it should be good, at the very least!

    Comment by Alex – November 27, 2012 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jimmy Fallon should have done it again.. this season has been pretty bad…. Excited for Paul not Martin :(

    Comment by Jo – November 27, 2012 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Short’s TV credits also include The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That ;)

    Comment by erin – November 27, 2012 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Short, he’s great with conedy & drama

    Comment by Sara – November 28, 2012 03:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If McCartney sounds as awful as he did on his last SNL appearance, this will be bad.

    Comment by Jason – November 28, 2012 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If anybody from SNL monitors this site, here’s a suggestion. It would be great if SNL would do a new “Jackie Rogers Jackpot Wad” sketch! The sketch from 1985 is a cult favorite and considered one of the best sketches EVER! Bring Mary Gross, Billy Crystal, and Christopher Guest back for cameos!

    Comment by MJ – December 2, 2012 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope we see a return of Nathan Thurm. Did I just say that? It’s funny you think I said that.

    Comment by Liffey – December 9, 2012 09:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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