“Saturday Night Live” paid special tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims this week, while “SNL” alum Martin Short shined as host alongside musical guest Paul McCartney.

The show started with a touching rendition of “Silent Night” by the New York City Children’s Chorus. Martin followed up the song with a star-studded opening featuring Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey and a llama!

Short kept the laughs coming as a Buckingham Palace rep who briefs an OBGYN on Kate Middleton’s “Downton Abbey” and as Larry David in a skit called “You’re a Rat Bastard Charlie Brown."

Samuel L. Jackson even managed to steal the spotlight with a little profanity in a “Christmas Spectacular” edition of “What’s Up with That.” Watch the skits below!

"Royal Family Doctor"

"You're a Rat Bastard Charlie Brown"

"Christmas Spectacular: What's Up with That"