The Killers & Jimmy Kimmel Team Up For Holiday Song “Joel, The Lump Of Coal” & The Video Will Make You Cry: Watch

Robbie Daw | December 3, 2014 7:51 am

It wouldn’t be Christmastime without The Killers, as the band have been churning out their annual holiday singles for the (RED) campaign since 2006. And lo and behold, just when you thought the Las Vegas pop-rockers would never top that very first one, “A Great Big Sled,” they’ve gone and whipped up sentimental tear-jerker “Joel, The Lump Of Coal” with a little help from nighttime talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

In the nearly-10-minute-long video clip above, there’s a whole intro where Kimmel plays the inept jokester in the recording studio, bringing gifts of tacky Christmas sweaters and terrible lyric ideas. Once you get through that and on to the actual song, though, Brandon Flowers weaves his tale of Joel, a lump of coal doomed by Santa to go live with a bad kid on the Naughty list.

This, however, is the world of The Killers, so Joel gets the final upper hand — because don’t forget that Santa once tried to kill Brandon (see the band’s 2007 holiday single).

Watch the sweet video for “Joel, The Lump Of Coal” above, and make sure you stick around for the happy-sad payoff in the end.

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