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Billie Eilish & Kate McKinnon Spread Christmas Cheer in New ‘SNL’ Promo

Kate McKinnon and Billie Eilish are feeling festive leading up to their Saturday Night Live episode this weekend (Dec. 16), and the duo chatted with Ego Nwodim about some of their favorite things about the holiday season.

While Eilish and Nwodim gushed over holiday lights and decorations, McKinnon chimed in with her unusual festive favorite activity. “The hibernal solstice,” the comedian shared. “When the Earth strays furthest from the sun, shrouding us in darkness.”

With Nwodim offering the Rockefeller Tree instead of McKinnon’s dark thought, and Eilish suggesting that ice skating rinks make the season bright, the SNL alum shared how much she loves the “Yule alter, the root vegetables, the birthday of the unconquered Sun God Mithra — and, of course, candy canes.”

SNL alum and Barbie star McKinnon — who in the past has delivered hilarious impressions of everyone from Justin Bieber to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg — returns to Studio 8H to host for the first time on Dec. 16. Eilish, whose song “What Was I Made For?” for the Barbie soundtrack has been nominated for five 2024 Grammy awards — will be the musical guest for the third time.

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET, and streams live on Peacock. Watch the new promo video below.

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