‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Martin Short Spreads Holiday Cheer With Paul McCartney; Samuel L. Jackson’s Questionable F-Bomb (VIDEOS)

Peggy Truong / December 16, 2012

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From Martin Short’s cameo-filled opening monologue to surprise guest Samuel L. Jackson’s possible f-bomb during a talk show sketch, Saturday Night Live’s holiday episode has left viewers plenty to talk about in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The show opened with a tribute to the Connecticut elementary school shooting victims with help from the New York City Children’s Chorus, who sang a beautiful rendition of “Silent Night.” The group also delivered the classic “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night” announcement (video below).

SNL has always been my first love, followed by my movies, then theater, then my money and my family,” Short joked during his opening monologue.

The 62-year-old SNL vet then launched into a musical number, to the tune of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” but tweaked the theme to represent the real meaning of Christmas: being “amorous.”

With cameras following him through the halls of the SNL studio, Martin delivers a whole lot of love to Tom Hanks, Jackson, and SNL alums Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels, who was on the receiving end of a very big kiss from the host.

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The evening wrapped with McCartney taking part in for a sketch that turned into a full-blown performance of “Wonderful Christmas Time,” along with the return of the New York City Children’s Chorus.

Saturday Night Live will return Jan. 15, with host Jennifer Lawrence and musical guest The Lumineers.

What did you think of this week’s ‘Saturday Night Live?’ Do you think Samuel L. Jackson dropped the f-bomb? Weigh in below.

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