Christmastime means Christmas magic, when illusionists love to put a holiday spin on your favorite tricks. Sometimes it’s cute and charming, others… well, calling it “cheesy” can be generous. Chris Ramsay walks through a few random Christmas magic videos he stumbled across on the internet and tries really hard not to be a grumpy humbug about it all. He mostly succeeds, taking it all in stride and even enjoying some of the novel effects he’s seen. The important thing to remember is that, whether the tricks are good or bad, they’re all meant to fill us with joy and Christmas spirit—what could be more magical than that?
The Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic special aired the CW on December 1st, but if you missed it, that’s ok—YouTube has you covered. Check out the video embedded above for the full show, including performances by Naathan Phan, Murray SawChuck, Ed Alonzo, and many, many more. You can also watch it via cwtv.com, or on the CW app on your Roku, Apple TV, or gaming console of choice.