Sam Bee’s TBS Christmas Special Got Political With ‘Abolish ICE Skaters’

Bee told viewers Jesus “hates Fox News,” too

Samantha Bee
Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vulture Festival

In her holiday special this year, TBS host Samantha Bee combined politics with musical numbers and took aim at Fox News.

Bee launched into a song about Christmas being the “least terrible season of the year” and rhymed “legislative recess” with “time to de-stress” before calling in the “Abolish ICE Skaters.” The troupe, dressed in Bee’s signature red blazer and blonde wigs, of course, takes its name from calls to do away with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bee she later tweeted the institution “loves stomping on civil rights.”

With a group of backup singers and dancers, she extolled the value of enjoying the brief period when Congress isn’t in session, there are no major votes or rallies happening, and “all is bright and all is calm… when even neo-Nazis visit Mom.”

Bee also went long on the “true meaning”of the holiday: “At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of a man whose message was one of radical kindness, a man who said, ‘Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me.’ If you’re not doing your best to show compassion for the poor, the weak, the sick and, yes, the immigrants, then you are doing Christmas wrong.”

She added, “Jesus loves me and he hates Fox News. Bye!”