SNL Holiday Countdown – Day 23!

A Christmas tradition in my family was going to visit Santa during his residency at a local shopping mall. Sending a letter to Santa was always great, but getting some actual face time to deliver your wish list to him in person was always a sure way of knowing he’d bring you exactly what you want. Which brings us to the next offering from the SNL Holiday Countdown Calendar.

For today’s clip, we’ve got another reader pick. From December 1993, it’s Chris Farley as Matt Foley, Motivational Santa. Matt Foley’s left his “van down by the river” to spread cheer … er, I mean cast a shadow on Christmas and Santa for children everywhere. Host Sally Field also appears in this sketch.

This isn’t exactly how I remember mall Santas from my youth, but it’s hysterical! Thanks to Eileen for suggesting this one!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another festive SNL sketch!

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