Puck’s Christmas Favorites: The Sweeney Sisters
I have nothing much to do since the end-of-semester-from-hell ended, so I thought I’d dust off the blog and post some of my favorite Christmas videos. I considered doing some sort of “Puck’s Twelve Days of Christmas Favorites,” but that would have involved my finding and rating twelve favorites. After what I’ve just been through with school, I’m in no mood to do anything involving structure, organization, critical thinking, or concentration. So I’m just going to throw a bunch of stuff at y’all: Holiday favorites found on YouTube, with a little blurb on why each is special to me.
Let’s kick it off with Saturday Night Live‘s Sweeney Sisters (Jan Hooks and Nora Dunn) and their unforgettable Christmas medley. This episode of SNL aired December 20, 1986 with host William Shatner, andis probably best remembered for The Shat’s famous “Get a life!” sketch.)
EDIT: Sorry, folks. This is a really popular post on the blog, but the video has been taken down from YouTube due to copyright violation. If I had a copy of the video (I’m not saying whether I do or not) and were to re-upload it, YouTube would immediately and automatically detect it as copyrighted material and reject it. HOWEVER: If you leave me a comment or send me an email, I just might (MIGHT!) have some suggestions on where you might (MIGHT!) look for it.
CHRISTMAS 2012 UPDATE: I am still replying to everyone who comments or emails. Keep it coming!
The associated warm-fuzzy memory is of my sister’s first visit home for Christmas after having moved to Vancouver earlier that year. We were all so happy to see her again, and the mood at home was festive times ten. We watched this SNL together, and for the rest of her visit, she and I kept going up to each other singing, “Hark! how the bells / Here come the bells / There go the bells / So many bells! / Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas! / Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!”