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With Barack Obama celebrating his last Christmas in the White House and a Trump winter looming, Kenan Thompson and Chance the Rapper deliver a cleverly ominous tribute on Saturday Night Live, joined by Leslie Jones, who declares her affection for Joe Biden, and Casey Affleck as Jesus (“we didn’t know you were a Democrat!”).

“Been drinking eggnog like I don’t care, I’m gonna hurt myself before we lose Obamacare,” raps Chance in this takeoff on the Run-DMC classic Christmas in Hollis (Queens), titled Jingle Barack. And when Santa Claus appears in a #MAGA cap, paterfamilias Darryl McDaniel of the original Run-DMC sternly warns: “Never trust a white dude wearing no red hat.”

It’s a funny, sad, and profound expression of pride and pain, as well as foreboding — with a poignant cameo by the president himself at the very end.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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