Rosie O'Donnell is the eighth Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live that debuted on NBC on December 14, 1996.


  • Whitney Houston performs "I Got You Babe" with O'Donnell and Marshall, "Sleigh Ride" with Mary Katharine Gallagher, "I Believe in You and Me" and "I Go to the Rock" with Georgia Mass Choir.
  • Director/Actress Penny Marshall, then O'Donnell's co-star in Kmart TV commercials, appears during the monologue, in a Mary Katherine Gallagher sketch, and in a Rita DelVecchio sketch.
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