SNL Open: Kid asks Santa why NFL players kneel

Last night’s SNL open featured Santa Claus fielding difficult political and societal questions from children. Despite Santa, played by Kenan Thompson, asking the kids to “keep their wishes light and Christmas-y,” the youngsters have commentary about Roy Moore, tax cuts, Matt Lauer and more.

The NFL was not exempt from this sketch on the current political firestorm. One young boy asks Santa, “Why do players kneel?”