Kate McKinnon rang in Christmas in style during her first time hosting “Saturday Night Live.” And she was joined by fellow “SNL” legends Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph for a fun rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Plus, some jokes about their wikipedia pages.
McKinnon spent a decade with “SNL” but left at the end of the 2021-22 season. But her first time serving as host is befitting her legendary run on the show. The pre-Christmas episode is always one of the biggest episodes of the season, because alongside the typically huge musical guest — this year it’s Billie Eilish — it’s almost always hosted by one of the show’s living legends. And yeah, Kate McKinnon absolutely counts as a living “SNL” legend.
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McKinnon began the monologue with a fairly frank talk about how much she prefers to hide behind her various characters, joking “I’ve been trying to assemble a human personality and so far I have a hat.”
“I’ve always felt more comfortable in a weird costume,” McKinnon said, as a photo of her from years earlier showed onscreen. “Went middle of the road for that one… Sorry Richard. That feeling when your date shows up in a winter dress and is gay and is me.”