By Melissa Locker
December 2, 2014

The Killers have made an annual tradition of writing a Christmas song and donating the profits to a charity. In the past, they’ve teamed up with Elton John, Dawes and Neil Tennant to write songs, but this year they invited fellow Las Vegas native Jimmy Kimmel to help write a new holiday classic.

Kimmel was flattered by their proposition and showed up to their song-writing session armed with a stack of Christmas sweaters and a notebook full of ideas like writing a Christmas carol around the word YOLO or how “haters gonna hate hate hate.” Luckily, The Killers nixed Kimmel’s song contributions (they wisely kept the Christmas sweaters), and when they started brainstorming for new ideas, they came up with a diamond in the rough: “Joel, the Lump of Coal.”

It’s a heartwarming tale of a lucky lump of coal that was chosen by Santa to fill the stocking of a naughty little boy and instead became a touching holiday lesson for all to share. It just might bring a tear to your eye.

“Joel, the Lump of Coal” is available for purchase on iTunes, and all proceeds go the (RED) campaign, a global fund to fight AIDS.

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