Hereeeee's Vladimir!

Saturday Night Live ‘s last cold open of 2016 used to go in vacation style, with Alec Baldwin returning as Donald Trump.

This time the president-elect was dealing with some last-minute cabinet appointments before the Christmas holiday. Everything was going just fine( Yup, SNL get in their “unpresidented” gag right away ), and then shirtless Vladimir Putin( Beck Bennett) came down the chimney la Santa.

“I want to state officially that we in Russia are so happy you won, ” Putin said with a sly smile. “We think you're the best candidate, the smartest candidate, the … Manchurian candidate.”

SNL took on the ongoing Russia election interference story with a holiday spin, with Putin devoting Trump an Elf on a Shelf that doubled as a video camera that could spy on him for the coming four( or, hell, eight) years. Fun!

Then Trump's Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson( John Goodman !!!) sway by and was pleased as punch to see his old friend Vlad.

While those two plotted out scary world domination, Trump kept his focus on the real important matters: His meeting with Kanye and his Twitter feud with Vanity Fair .

Something tells us we won't have to wait long to know Trump's believes about this latest charade. Arousing! Unpresidented!

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