Cast members Kate Mckinnon and Aidy Bryant were joined by host Emma Stone on the latest SNL for a song about the savior that helps make women's lives easier each holiday season: a Christmas Candle.
Likening their savior to the guy who's the reason for all of Christianity (that's Jesus), a Christmas Candle is the cheap candle all women have sitting in the back of their closet, that they can shamelessly repurpose for an office yankee swap, or in the event their friend unexpectedly brings a gift to brunch. And boy do they give it up for the candle.
It seems strange that these types of last-minute re-gifting items are something that all women seem to have, but men don't. Perhaps it's because men simply care less about social morays and don't feel as much emotional guilt for letting people down as women. But the truth is, most people would rather receive nothing than a candle that has never not had a thick layer of dust on it. That won't stop us from giving a dumb candle to people we don't care about for the rest of time, though.
The truth the sketch nails is that without fail, every year we run out of energy to care about needless holiday gift giving. And that's why Christmas Candles are so great. You won't look like a Scrooge, and while most people will probably be able to tell you put in minimal energy, you're not close enough to them to care.
The 80's style aesthetic of the video combined with McKinnon, Bryant and Stone's killer fur jackets, will put you in the mood to not sweat the small stuff this holiday season, and instead turn to the one thing you know to be true: The Christmas Candle.
Watch the video and enjoy the heck out of Aidy Bryant's commitment, here: