'SNL' Highlights: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Reunite for the Holidays

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It was certainly a holiday episode to remember this week on "Saturday Night Live."

"SNL" basically got a hosting duo this week: Former castmember Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake, who himself has already hosted the show five times, brought their chemistry to multiple sketches, including the return of their characters Barry and Robin Gibb.

Music fans will be pleased by the numerous musical sketches, including a "Now That's What I Call Christmas" commercial that cycled through a dozen quick standards, an "extended" version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and a holiday version of the Kanye-and-Kim video "Bound 2."

Also — useless trivia fact — there are at least 45 number-one singles between all the guests and cameos on the show.

The Cold Open
Timberlake's "Bring It On Down To" rapping mascot (last seen in "Bring It On Down To Veganville") goes head-to-head with his mom (Aidy Bryant) in a bid to own "Wrappingville." Dressed as a roll of wrapping paper and accompanied by Jimmy Fallon, the duo run through a series of wrap-related parodies of Ludacris, Rihanna, Gotye, and Macklemore. It was a silly and wonderful sketch.



The Monologue
Fallon sets up that he'll be doing impressions of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney, but before he gets too far, the real McCartney shows up, and they do a duo of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." An odd choice, considering McCartney actually has his own Christmas song. Why not let him sing "Wonderful Christmastime," guys? It's not like you made Timberlake sing Run DMC or someth... oh, wait. You actually did do that in the cold open. Never mind.



Fallon Cracks Up
In "Celebrity Family Feud," Fallon plays Jim Parsons from "The Big Bang Theory," while Timberlake does his best Jimmy Fallon impersonation. At first, Fallon took Timberlake's relentlessly positive take on himself in stride, but by mid-sketch, the real Fallon was behind his podium crumpled with laughter.



"The Barry Gibb Talk Show" Is Back With a Guest
A Fallon/Timberlake favorite, "The Barry Gibb Talk Show" (featuring Fallon as a rageaholic Barry and Timberlake as his younger brother Robin) comes back with special guest Madonna as herself, taming the fiery elder Gibb "like a wild horse " by flashing her grill. That wasn't the only surprise guest in store: The real Barry Gibb showed up to sing with them for the sketch's outro.



Twin Bed
The idea of bringing your boyfriend back to your old family bedroom during the holidays made for another great musical sketch. It featured all the female members of the cast, and nails the awkwardness of trying to be sexy while surrounded by childhood memories. The jaw-dropping montage of seventh-grade yearbook photos is not to be missed.



Baby, It's Cold Outside
The uncomfortably aggressive lyrics of this holiday classic get flipped on their head as Fallon convinces Cecily Strong to stay, then she decides to overstay. It ends on a wonderfully unexpected sweet note as the two once again agree that staying in beats being cold outside.



Other Great Lines

Michael Bloomberg on his post-mayoral plans: "I'll be fulfilling a lifelong dream of enjoying a small soda on a non-smoking beach."

Bloomberg on other jobs he's considering: "President, Pope, naked cowboy."

Brooks Whelan: "I'm on 'Saturday Night Live.'"
Steve Harvey: "I doubt it."

"Saturday Night Live" airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.