Hilarious unaired "SNL" sketch explains how to kidnap Santa

This sketch, which was cut for time, will teach you how to catch Santa

Published December 15, 2014 2:44PM (EST)

Martin Freeman "SNL"    (NBC)
Martin Freeman "SNL" (NBC)

"Hobbit" star Martin Freeman was a superb host of "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend. Along with combining his Middle Earth and "The Office" roles into one incredible skit, Freeman donned the perfect American accent in the following sketch that was cut for time.

Freeman plays Michael Braslow, a salesman/author/lumberjack(?), who is peddling Santa Traps. If you're tired of Santa traipsing around your place every Christmas, or just want to prove his existence, "SNL" has the product for you:

By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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