X Factor UK alums, One Direction, will return to Saturday Night Live for a third appearance as musical guest on December 20. The band will likely sing their current single “Steal My Girl” and “Night Changes,” from their 4th studio album FOUR.
Amy Adams, will make her second appearance as host. The actress stars in the biopic film, Big Eyes, with Christoph Waltz, due out December 25.
Also set for upcoming SNL shows in December are James Franco making his third appearance as host on December 6, promoting his new feature film The Interview, in theaters December 25. Ex American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj returns for her second musical guest stint. Nicki’s third album, The Pinkprint, is due out December 15.
And on December 13, The Hobbit and Sherlock star (not to mention the British version of The Office!), Martin Freeman, will host for the first time. The final Hobbit installment, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will be released on December 17.
Pop star Charli XCX makes her SNL debut as musical guest. Charli’s credits include penning hits such as “Boom Clap” off her forthcoming sophomore album Sucker, as well as two collaborations, “Fancy” and “I Love It,” on which she is also featured.