Nothing could top the moving cold open acknowledging the Newtown tragedy, but nonetheless, it was one of the season's best episodes.
The parade of cameos kicks off right away with Paul Shaffer at the piano for Short's rendition of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," with all the Christmas stuff replaced with sex references. We lost track of the lyrics, frankly, as Short went backstage and bumped into Kristen Wiig (and her creepy doll hand from the Lawrence Welk sketches), Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, a guy with a llama and Tina Fey.
"A Tony Bennett Christmas"
Cameo No. 7 comes courtesy of Alec Baldwin, who does his fabulous Tony Bennett