"It's not really a list," said Amy the Elf (Kate McKinnon). "It's more of a registry."
The unfortunate mall Santa was hoping to field light, Christmas-y requests -- think Xbox, Barbie. But most of the kids demanded answers about Al Franken, the NFL protests, the new tax bill, the opioid crisis, and Matt Lauer. One girl was feeling so overwhelmed by current events she just wanted assurance that everything was going to be OK.
"I know that things seem particularly insane right now -- like truly mind-bendingly insane -- and we've seemed to have lost all perspective on what's naughty or nice," Amy said. "But as bad as things might seem, I promise you, Jenny, it will be OK, OK?"
"Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not for another 3 years, 42 days, and 24 minutes."