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'SNL' pays moving tribute to victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Dec. 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM ET

In tribute to the victims of Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., “SNL” struck a reverential chord by opening Saturday night's show with The New York City Children’s Choir singing a moving rendition of “Silent Night.”

Friday’s tragedy was not referenced further in the broadcast, but viewers and critics alike were touched  by the opening’s poignancy.

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