Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Funniest Christmas Song Ever?

Steve Martin, Paul Simon, and Billy Joel teamed up to create one of the weirdest and most hilarious Christmas recordings we've ever heard. The disc jockey gets a few of the details wrong - Simon and Martin were never on the same episode of Saturday Night Live, and this rehearsal never led to the obscure, CSD-favorite "Christmas Wishes," bit that Steve Martin recorded and that NBC, for some reason, refuses to re-broadcast. Even if this recording was never made at NBC, Simon and Martin are good friends, and have probably had access to their fair share of empty recording studios over the past thirty years. Probably nobody except for the principals knows where or when this was recorded, but we wish it received a little more radio play around this time of year.

3 comments:

Jake said...

Hadn't heard this before. Tremendous.

Terry said...

I do believe the Christmas Wishes sketch was on the SNL Christmas special a week or so ago. Maybe they've put it up on Hulu since? If not, it is illegal to go on bittorrent or emule and download the special, so don't do it.

Wade Garrett said...

Terry - Thanks for the heads-up about Hulu - I hadn't even thought to check there. For the past couple of Christmases, I have looked for it on NBC's SNL homepage, and on YouTube, but it was never posted for viewing. Apparently NBC is loosening up a little bit!