Martin Short, Paul McCartney to Helm 'SNL' Christmas Episode

December 15th episode marks McCartney's fourth time as musical guest

Paul McCartney/Martin Short
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November 27, 2012 3:30 PM ET

Christmas is coming early to Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center when Martin Short hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Paul McCartney on December 15th. It will mark Short's third time hosting, and McCartney's fourth appearance as a musical guest. 

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Last time McCartney stopped by SNL, he kept busy, performing five songs, appearing in the opening monologue, showing up in a digital short and stopping by Weekend Update where he unleashed an impression of Prince Charles' wife Camilla Parker-Bowles. 

McCartney's SNL date will also come on the heels of his appearance at the "12-12-12" Hurricane Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden. Another intriguing factoid: his visit overlaps with the Rolling Stones' upcoming gigs in Newark, New Jersey. A surprise cameo there would be a mighty gift indeed.

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