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VIDEO: ‘SNL’ nails the plight of parents facing child holiday formal wear season

Kate McKinnon during the "Children's Clothing Ad" sketch on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Kate McKinnon during the "Children's Clothing Ad" sketch on Saturday, December 14, 2019. (2019 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)

HOUSTON – “Saturday Night Live” understands the pain that is dressing your children for the holidays.

In a skit that aired in a recent episode, the actors spoofed a Macy’s holiday clothing advertisement aimed at families readying for holiday special occasions.

The ad begins the way most Macy’s ads do -- with lively, beautiful people dressed in preppy clothing -- but quickly devolves into what really happens when you have to dress a child in formal attire: chaos.

The ad features children complaining about how hot and itchy the sweaters are and a baby cries in half-dressed furor.

“Tis the season for wrestling your wiggly little monster in thick winter clothes,” the voiceover says.

Just one of the offers – “half off all hard, shiny shoes that hurt.”

Video rolls of a little girl walking down stairs, saying “Ow. These shoes hurt.”

The girl’s mother, played by Kate McKinnon, replies, “Welcome to being a woman, Kylie.”

Watch the full, hilarious skit in the video below. We especially love the part about putting on kids’ boots.


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