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SNL Honors Sandy Hook Victims with “Silent Night”

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

The New York Children’s Chorus sings “Silent Night” on Saturday Night Live – Photo: NBC

Saturday Night Live honored the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School with a stirring rendition of “Silent Night” by the New York Children’s Chorus.

Only a day after the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children were gunned down that left a total of 28 people shot and killed, the New York Children’s Chorus opened Saturday Night Live with an emotional rendition of “Silent Night.”

Although the performance wasn’t directly billed as a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, just the presence of the children’s choir was enough to move everyone to tears at the thought of what happen on Friday.

The SNL opening with “Silent Night” certainly paid tribute to those who lost their lives in Connecticut on Friday after police were called to the school at 9:35 in the morning where authorities found 28 dead, including the gunman who took his own life in the tragic and unnecessary shooting.

With Christmas almost here, “Silent Night” was a beautiful way to open SNL on a serious note before viewers were treated to the usual weekly sketch comedy with Martin Short as host and Paul McCartney as musical guest.

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!