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By Tom Carr

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On Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy once again welcomed The Killers. They collaborated on a new Christmas song — the ninth year the group has done so.

“Joel, the Lump of Coal” is available for download to benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS via (RED), the anti-AIDS organization.

The band also debuted an animated video for the carol.

In a bit before the song debuted, Kimmel made some suggestions for the group. “What if we do a song where the, ‘Players are gonna play, play, play, and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate?'”

“That’s a Taylor Swift song,” drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. replied. “So?” Jimmy replies.

Eventually, they settle on “Joel, the Lump of Coal,” which, as its name suggests, is about a lowly lump of coal named Joel. Like a certain red nosed reindeer, Joel, too is unappreciated until just the right time.


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