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The Foo Fighters' 'SNL' Christmas Medley Is Exactly What The Holiday Season Needed

Christmas songs have never rocked so hard.

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Who says Christmas songs can't rock? Last night's Saturday Night Live brought together Kevin Hart and the Foo Fighters for the show's midseason finale and holiday episode. The episode included a handful of themed sketches, as well as a goodnight that showcased the cast's ice skating skills, and the Foo Fighters brought the festive spirit with a surprise Christmas song medley that was more rock 'n' roll than carolers in the snow.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl — sporting a red reindeer sweater — opened the band's second performance of the night with "Everlong" before transitioning into "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" and "Linus and Lucy" from A Charlie Brown Christmas, both of which lent themselves surprisingly well to showcasing Grohl's signature guitar technique. 

For many, the band's performance was a highlight of the episode, with many requests made for a Foo Fighters Christmas album sooner rather than later. 

This is the Foo Fighters' eighth time appearing on SNL. Their latest album, Concrete and Gold, was released in September.

Watch the band's full performance above.

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