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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Can anyone beat Jimmy Fallon?

When Jimmy Fallon aced the Christmas 2011 episode of Saturday Night Live, yours truly suggested that his hosting become an annual holiday event. The former cast member and future Tonight Show host has all the skills to be one of show’s best guests, and he was in top form when he stepped back in to Studio 8H over the weekend to spread some more Christmas cheer. He sang, he did impressions, he broke character — it was the full-on Fallon treatment. Admittedly, he had some assistance from Justin Timberlake — Bing Crosby to Fallon’s Bob Hope — but you can’t penalize a guy for having funny, charismatic friends.

Safe to say that Fallon is about to make a huge impression on our Mr. Saturday Night poll. In fact, with none of the other four contenders with more than 26 percent of the vote, the field is wide open for Fallon to set a first-week record for support. Last week, John Goodman eked out a win, but it wasn’t a margin of victory that promises him a long life in our season-long contest. Paul Rudd was right behind, while Kerry Washington slipped to a close third, despite an encouraging six-point bump. Josh Hutcherson rallied support, eliminating Tina Fey, who’d been hanging precariously since hosting the season premiere. Blerg.
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'SNL' recap: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake's Christmas bro-down

Now that’s what I call a Christmas show!

Saturday’s Jimberlake joint wasn’t perfect. It certainly wasn’t as consistently wonderful as Jimmy Fallon’s last Christmas episode, which set the standard for SNL holiday cheer two years ago. And it did contain one sketch offensively bad enough to almost ruin the whole night’s effect. Pound for pound, though, Fallon and his unofficial cohost Justin Timberlake did present one of this season’s best overall episodes — thanks largely to their unflagging energy and enthusiasm, which gave a jolt of joy to even the night’s less inspired bits. (We’re making fun of Paul Ryan? Still? Now?) Last week’s holiday-themed John Goodman episode was a letdown; this week’s holiday show felt like a pleasant corrective.

But interestingly enough, the night’s biggest triumph actually didn’t rely on Fallon and Timberlake’s chemistry at all. I’m talking, of course, about the episode’s…

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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake rule 'Saturday Night Live' tonight: Talk about it here!

#JimmyFallon. #JustinTimberlake. #SaturdayNightLive. #BestEpisodeEver?

Let’s not take things too far. We should, however, be prepared for an SNL episode where everyone’s at the top of their game. Fallon (the episode’s host) and Timberlake (its nominal musical guest, though you know he’s basically co-hosting) tend to bring out the best in everyone around them whenever they stop by SNL individually. And with their powers combined, TimberFal can reach all kinds of heights.

Surprises, of course, will be in store. But given what we already know about this dynamic duo, it’s safe to make a few predictions about what to expect as well. Such as:

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Jimmy Fallon comes home for Christmas in 'Saturday Night Live' promos -- VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon: What a nice guy! So nice, in fact, that he’s totally cool spending most of his SNL promos ceding the spotlight to somebody who isn’t even present — Justin Timberlake, who will join his pal Fallon on this weekend’s show.

Nominally, Fallon is hosting the show, while Timberlake is just there to sing. But knowing these guys, it’s safe to guess that Timberlake is going to play a bigger role than most musical guests. And given Fallon’s improvised promos song — featuring an adorably serious Kate McKinnon, channeling Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig’s Garth and Kat — perhaps we can expect the future Tonight Show host to crash SNL‘s musical stage as well.

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'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer': You choose the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- POLL

The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. (We’ve already covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let It Snow!,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” and “O Holy Night.”) If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.

UPDATE: The polls are closed, and we have our winners! Listen to YOUR ultimate holiday playlist here.

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen … and all of the words to this Christmas classic. Our favorite versions span from the 1940s to just last week, showing the incredible staying power of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

But which is the best version? Vote below, and you’ll go down in history!
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Best of 2013: A comparison of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel

Comparing Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel is like comparing “The Baby Bachelor” and the “Puppy Predictors” — adorable, fun, a little bit wrong, but mostly inevitable. However, the good news is that overall, 2013 was good to both hosts. Politically, it might have been a little better to Fallon considering his upcoming gig taking over Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show in 2014. But on a creative level, both late-night hosts brought their A game.

Fallon spent 2013 perfecting the art of getting celebrities to play ridiculously awesome games. From playing “Sticky Balls” with Channing Tatum to getting Ryan Reynolds to agree to a very wet game of war, Fallon was a master at making viral videos. Some of his many highlight include:

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Late Night Highlight: Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Ripa introduce 'Sauna Shorts' -- VIDEO

Today in This Exists: Sauna Shorts, a newfangled post-workout relaxer/weight loss contraption “lined with a silicone heating element that adjusts from 95° F to 167° F to induce perspiration and increase blood flow to help reduce inflammation of joints and help soothe tense, sore muscles.”

They also look mighty fetching when worn by Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Ripa, who donned the sweat-inducing pants on Fallon’s show last night. Check out the moment in our highlights video below. Warning: The word “crotch” comes up early and often.

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Jimmy Fallon and Alec Baldwin starred in a cop show in the '80s -- VIDEO

Talk about a spit-take.

Alec Baldwin stopped by Monday night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and the duo revealed some “found footage” of their late, questionably great ’80s cop sitcom, Point Pleasant Police Department.

“We get into a lot of, you know, messy situations,” Baldwin teased as Fallon rolled the clip.

And Baldwin’s right, though the two don’t solve any crimes. Instead, they snack — a lot — and, well, let’s just say they get into each other’s faces. Perhaps they were simply trying to enunciate?

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Jimmy Fallon discusses Jay Leno and 'Tonight Show' plans

Great news for viewers who just can’t get enough of Jimmy Fallon slow-jamming the news — it’s not going away anytime soon.

In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Fallon shared his plans for his move up to The Tonight Show, and explained that the Late Night team intend to pretty much do the exact same thing, just an hour earlier. “We have to. That’s my background from Saturday Night Live,” Fallon explained. “I do sketches, I act, I do impressions. It’s just part of my background, so I have to do that stuff. There’s a hole in late night for that. No one else is doing it. We started doing it five years ago and we’ve gotten really good at it. I’m doing musical stuff, ’cause I love music and so do the Roots. And people look forward to doing musical stuff when they come on our show….We’re doing our show as if we were doing The Tonight Show. It’s news to everyone else. We have been doing The Tonight Show.” READ FULL STORY

Warning: May cause enjoyment of Miley Cyrus

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Why, oh why can’t this be the only thing I have ever witnessed her do?

Watch the Brady family of our generation — Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, and the Roots — cover “We Can’t Stop” a cappella on Tuesday’s Late Night: READ FULL STORY

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