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Joel, Joel, the lump of coal.

It’s Tuesday, but let’s pretend for a second that it’s Music Video Monday because I want to talk about this little Christmas gem from the Killers…

When I first watched this I was like, why is this so sad? Why is everyone bullying him? Why are you making me cry for Christmas, Brandon Flowers? Also, how come I can’t squeeze a piece of coal in my hands and turn it into a–what is that, 100 ct–diamond? Then by the time it gets the end, if you’re paying attention, you can realize that it is a happy story after-all. It’s a story about the real meaning of Christmas. Christ came to turn our sadness, our misfortune, and our sins into something better. Even if we make mistakes, even if the other toys make fun of us. He can heal us. Merry Christmas.

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