Al Gore is the next 2002 Christmas episode of SNL that debuted on NBC on December 14, 2002.


  • Phish performs "46 Days" and "Chalk Dust Torture", and appears in the "Jarret's Room" sketch and the "Peanuts Christmas" cartoon.
  • Phish's performance was their first in over two years, ending the hiatus period they had embarked on in October 2000, the longest break from performing they had taken up to that point.
  • Tipper Gore appears during the cold open and the Daily Affirmation With Stuart Smalley sketch.
  • The West Wing cast members Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, John Spencer, Martin Sheen, and Richard Schiff appear during the pre-recorded "The West Wing Set" sketch.
  • Al Franken appears during Daily Affirmation With Stuart Smalley, reprising his role as Stuart Smalley.
  • Brad Pitt performs a voice role during the "Peanuts Christmas" cartoon.
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