By Aly Semigran
Updated December 14, 2011 at 09:15 PM EST

Jimmy Fallon is heading back to his old stomping grounds this weekend when he hosts Saturday Night Live — just as he’d predicted — for the first time since leaving the show as a cast member. It’s pretty apparent in the promo clip for the episode that Fallon will be up to some of his old tricks. No, not by breaking with laughter — yet — rather by breaking into festive holiday song. While his renditions of the original “Christmas Is Coming Early” and a brand new take on “Jingle Bells” with Fred Armisen are good enough to get you into the Christmas — and SNL-watching — spirit, they’re no match for the classic “I Wish It Was Christmas Today.” Here’s to hoping Tracy Morgan and Chris Kattan can bury the hatchet for an encore as a nice holiday homecoming for Jimmy. (But hey, if push comes to shove, at least they’ve got the equal parts angelic and hilarious Michael Buble on hand!)

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Saturday Night Live - Season 42

Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

  • TV Show
  • 46
  • TV-14
  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
  • Lorne Michaels
  • NBC
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