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Martin Short to host SNL Christmas show

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TORONTO -- Martin Short fans should feel free to go completely mental -- the Hamilton-reared funnyman has been announced as the host of the Saturday Night Live Christmas show.

The Emmy-winning SCTV vet will host the sketch series for the third time on Dec. 15, according to a press release from NBC.

Paul McCartney will be the musical guest, stopping by the SNL stage for a fourth time.

The 62-year-old Short has earned credits in two animated films this year: Tim Burton's Frankenweenie and the box-office smash Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

He was also a cast member on SNL for the 1984-85 season.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 28, 2012 D2

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