Run The Jewels Ruin Stephen Colbert's Family-Friendly Christmas Jingle

"Emancipate the elves, make Mrs Claus single."

by Alex Robert Ross
Dec 16 2017, 3:43pm

Killer Mike and El-P are Christmas enthusiasts. They closed out their self-titled first album as Run The Jewels with "A Christmas Fucking Miracle," then returned last Christmas Eve with a Christmas Fucking Miracle made manifest, surprise releasing of RTJ3. A countdown on their website last week didn't bring us any news about RTJ4—we got an apocalyptic video for "Call Ticketron" instead—but a festive release wouldn't be a shock.

Last night, they returned to The Late Show to ruin Stephen Colbert's kitschy Christmas song, "Jingle Jingle," reprising their role as foul-mouthed destroyers of Colbert's breezy holiday spirit. The pre-recorded skit worked well, with El-P cutting into Colbert's song by announcing, "Your country's being run by an orange fucking clown" and Killer Mike warning of a coming nuclear war. In the end, Mike kidnaps and gags Santa Claus and berates him for perving on children. It's all good fun and you can watch it at the top of the page.

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