Must-see morning clip: A rare, somber SNL opening

Paying tribute to the Newtown victims, the show opened with a children's choir singing "Silent Night"

By Natasha Lennard
December 16, 2012 7:50PM (UTC)
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New York City Children's Chorus open SNL (screenshot via NBC)

In a fitting departure from the comedic riffs which typically open SNL, Saturday's show began with the New York City Children's Chorus singing "Silent Night" to honor the victims and mourners of the horrific school shooting.


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