December 17, 2016
Season 42 episode
Episode 818
Season Episode 10
Host Casey Affleck
Musical Guest(s) Chance The Rapper
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Finish Line/Drown" with Noname
"Same Drugs"
Previous Episode December 10, 2016
Next Episode January 14, 2017

The 818th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Casey Affleck with musical guest Chance The Rapper, who performed a mashup of "Finish Line" and "Drown" featuring Noname and "Same Drugs" and made two sketch appearances in the prerecorded Jingle Barack and the live New York Now.




Cameos by Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Fred Armisen, and Darryl McDaniels.


 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Donald Trump Christmas Cold Open
President-elect Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) receives a surprise visit from Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) and Rex Tillerson (John Goodman).
Montage   A seperate "Behind The Scenes" video shows the transfer between the cold open and the monologue.
Monologue by Casey Affleck
Host Casey Affleck explains why he was picked to host SNL's Christmas episode. Cameos by Alec Baldwin and John Goodman.
Dunkin' Donuts Dunkin-donuts-12-17-16 Meet Donny (Casey Affleck), a real Dunkin Donuts customer.
Robot Presentation Robot-presentation-12-17-16 Two Microsoft employees (Kate McKinnon, Fred Armisen) field questions from the audience (Casey Affleck, Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat) about a new type of robot (Beck Bennett).
Jingle Barack Jingle-barack-12-17-16 It's the last Christmas with President Obama and even Jesus (Casey Affleck) is marking it.
Christmas Miracle Christmas-miracle-12-17-16 Ms. Rafferty (Kate McKinnon), Sharon (Cecily Strong) and Doug (Casey Affleck) share their experiences meeting Santa Claus.
Chance The Rapper performs "Finish Line/Drown" Chance-the-rapper-fishline-12-17-16 Musical guest Chance The Rapper performs a mashup of "Finish Line" and "Drown" featuring Noname.
Weekend Update With Colin Jost And Michael Che Weekend-update-12-17-16 Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, including the FBI, CIA and White House agreeing that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and Jackie Evancho performing at Donald Trump's inauguration. Russian president Vladimir Putin's best friends from growing up (Vanessa Bayer, Fred Armisen) stop by to defend him - sort of.
New York Now New-york-now-12-17-16 A reporter (Kyle Mooney) interviews the stars (Casey Affleck, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong) of a comedic production of Silent Night.
Hillary Actually Hillary-actually-12-17-16 This Christmas, Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) has something she wants to get off her chest.
Chance The Rapper Performs "Same Drugs" Chance-the-rapper-same-drugs-12-17-16 Musical guest Chance The Rapper performs "Same Drugs".
Mrs. Claus & The Elves Mrs-claus-and-the-elves-12-17-16 Santa's elves (Casey Affleck, Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer) purposely ignore Mrs. Claus' (Aidy Bryant) instructions so she'll punish them.
Christmas Bar Christmas-bar-12-17-16 Two men (Kyle Mooney, Casey Affleck) get into a bar fight over a woman (Vanessa Bayer).
Preceded by:
December 10, 2016
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
January 14, 2017
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