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

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

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

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

http://youtu.be/CTbhVlHuONo

Powerful and moving. Well done, SNL.

Sleep in heavenly peace, angels.