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Amy Adams, One Direction Highlight "SNL" Finale

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    Amy Adams, One Direction Highlight "SNL" Finale

    Amy Adams started out her second hosting appearance on the Christmas finale of "Saturday Night Live" with plenty of holiday spirit.

    Then Kristen Wiig showed up.

    During Adams's opening monologue — a performance of "We Need a Little Christmas" — a bevy of strapping men (all wearing antlers and red foam noses) ferried Wiig onstage. The "SNL" veteran added her own touch of energy to the monologue, with a light-up Christmas tree hat, maracas, and a (possibly ill-advised) attempt at a split.

    But Wiig wasn't the only "SNL" alumnus to appear on Saturday night's show. The cold open sketch featured Dr. Evil (Mike Myers), who interrupted "A Very Somber Christmas with Sam Smith" to critique both Sony and North Korea for falling short of the standards of evil organizations.

    "Way to go, a-holes!" the "Austin Powers" villain smirked. "There's already a GOP. And they're already an evil organization."

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Bobby Moynihan) even visited the Weekend Update desk for an interview with co-host Colin Jost — until a smattering of laser sights appeared on his chest.

    Sarah Koenig (Cecily Strong), the narrator of PBS's hit podcast "Serial," directed her journalistic talents to an investigation of how the elf Kris Kringle (Kyle Mooney) could transport gifts around the world in one night.

    In another installment of Girlfriends Talk Show, Kyra (Cecily Strong) revealed attempts by Morgan (Aidy Bryant) to keep up with her dance team captain (Amy Adams) — let alone talk to the sweatsuit-clad boys on her dance team (the men of One Direction).

    "I am blasting out of my pants right now," Morgan squealed as she danceed with the boys.

    When not wearing matching sweatsuits, the superstar British pop group performed their songs "Night Changes" and "Ready to Run."

    "Saturday Night Live" returns on January 17 with host Kevin Hart.