Two years after Saturday Night Live
skewered Hallmark Channel
’s Christmas movies in a cut-for-time sketch, NBC
’s program this holiday season aired a new parody of Hallmark’s signature franchise.
In fact, tonight’s skit was somewhat of a sequel to the 2017 sketch, featuring some of the same Hallmark Christmas movie character types and tropes, a big-city career woman, a young Santa, a black character with no backstory, a prince, a Christmas tree farm, a snow globe and a gazebo.
This time, the setting was A Winter Boyfriend for Holiday Christmas, a Hallmark dating show created by the algorithm that makes Hallmark holiday movies. It featured a bachelorette, a New York career woman played by host Scarlett Johansson
, and three eligible bachelors, a Christmas tree farm owner (and ghost), played by Beck Bennett
, a Prince with a British accent (Alex Moffat
), and Nick Sr. Claus (young Santa), played by