It’s Barack Obama‘s last Christmas in the White House, and for Chance the Rapper and the comedians on Saturday Night Live, that means some big changes are on the horizon. In a parody video of Run-D.M.C.’s 1987 hit “Christmas in Hollis,” Chance joins up with Kenan Thompson and Leslie Jones to festively riff on what will happen once Donald Trump takes over the presidency.
Thus the song “Jingle Barack” was born, with Chance the Rapper and Kenan Thompson vowing to take full advantage of Obama’s presidency before chaos breaks loose. Chance vows to hurt himself before he loses Obamacare, Kenan guzzles eggnog because it might be the last opportunity he has to do so before the United States gets attacked and Leslie Jones mourns her attraction to Joe Biden.
Despite the fact that these hilarious antics hit a little too close to home for a lot of people, “Jingle Barack” manages to make light of what could potentially be a disastrous upcoming year by using Christmas as a final hurrah of madness and fun. When it comes to celebrating the holiday season with family, isn’t surviving through the new year what it’s all about anyway?