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Highlights from the ninth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fourth season:

The final cold open of 2018: Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) gets his wish to have never been president granted and sees how the lives of Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), Brett Kavanaugh (Matt Damon), Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) and more have changed in an alternate reality.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like President Trump’s growing risk of impeachment.

Chris Hemsworth (Matt Damon), Roseanne Barr (Aidy Bryant), Kanye West (Chris Redd) and more audition to host the 2019 Oscars.

A couple (Matt Damon, Cecily Strong) sits down to reflect on a great Christmas with their family as they quietly remember the horror.

Host Matt Damon opens up about what it means for him to host Saturday Night Live again after 16 years and accidentally gives Beck Bennett some surprising news.

Prime Minister Theresa May (Kate McKinnon) hosts the talk show Happy Christmas, Britain, speaking with the likes of former Prime Minister David Cameron (Matt Damon) and Lord Voldemort (Mikey Day).

Angel, Every Boxer’s Girlfriend from Every Movie About Boxing Ever (Heidi Gardner), has some strong opinions about positive holiday headlines until her boxer boyfriend, Tommy (Matt Damon), interrupts with some big news.

Browse all the sketches and performances uploaded from this week’s episode.

SNL will return with new episodes in 2019.