Powerful video: SNL pays tribute to lives lost in Newtown

“Saturday Night Live” opened the show last night with a powerful and moving tribute to the lives lost in the Newtown tragedy.

Oh, they’re gonna forgo a sketch for a tribute to Sandy Hook.Good job, #SNL, good job.

— Luke W (@good_god_lemon) December 16, 2012

A truly moving tribute from SNL. Got me choked up.

— Josh (@jafloresito) December 16, 2012

A children’s’ choir performed “Silent Night.”

#SNL ditches comedy during its first moments and features a children’s choir singing “Silent Night.” twitter.com/ShannonSteele/…

— ShannonSteele (@ShannonSteele) December 16, 2012

Single candle and children’s choir singing Silent Night. #SNL opener. Sleep in heavenly peace.

— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) December 16, 2012

Looks like #SNL is doing a tribute opening like after 9/11. It’s a choir of children singing. #NBC

— Derek (@DMPicone) December 16, 2012

Beautiful opening to #SNL. A Children’s choir playing tribute to the Newtown, CT. #sleepinheavenlypeace

— Paul Winkler (@PWPaulWinkler) December 16, 2012

And there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Pitch-perfect #SNL “Silent Night” opener made me want to cry all over again

— Frank Rich (@frankrichny) December 16, 2012

SNL replaces opening monologue with a children’s choir singing “Silent Night.” Very touching.

— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) December 16, 2012

The tribute for the babies on SNL > I’m gonna cry .. Again

— Claudia (@leonardiclaudia) December 16, 2012

#SNL is paying tribute to the kids in CT by letting the children sing Silent Night. I can’t even handle right now.

— ART+POP (@Retrominded85) December 16, 2012

#SNL is starting with a tribute. Children signing “Silent Night” #tears

— Jess Smith (@jessicamhsmith) December 16, 2012

Going to cry watching snl ..tribute to the ones lost #newtown

— Tori Surette (@torisurette) December 16, 2012

Just saw the #SNL #SandyHookElementary tribute featuring the New York City Children’s Chorus in the news truck & got chills. Very poignant.

— Sheldon Dutes (@SheldonDutes4NY) December 16, 2012

well done SNL, a fitting tribute to this tragedy #SNL

— philgriffins (@philgriffins) December 16, 2012

Classy tribute, #SNL. Well done.

— Eric Nentrup (@ericnentrup) December 16, 2012

Kudos to SNL for the children’s “Silent Night” opening.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 16, 2012

Indeed. Here is a video of the tribute with a warning: Grab tissues.

Gives me chills #SNL #Newtown youtube.com/embed/CTbhVlHu…

— Carefree MEL – Laaaa (@melskepko) December 16, 2012

Classy & respectful opening by #SNL last night. Nice way to start your day in case you missed it:: youtube.com/watch?v=CTbhVl…

— Jonathan(@JonathanHoo) December 16, 2012

Powerful and moving. Well done, SNL.

Just saw the #SNL opening vigil this past Saturday night… Touching. Thank you for going outside your comfort zone to pay tribute. #RIHP

— Frankie Schrimp(@iSicillian) December 16, 2012

Sleep in heavenly peace, angels.

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