The Killers perform Christmas songs with Jimmy Kimmel dressed as Santa – watch

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Brandon Flowers and co performed 'Dirt Sledding' and 'Joel The Lump Of Coal'

The Killers performed a pair of festive-themed songs on US TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, following the release of their new Christmas single.

The band’s annual Christmas single has become a tradition for the Vegas band, with new track ‘Dirt Sledding’ the tenth yearly edition.

All proceeds from sales of the single go to RED, a global Aids charity, as it has done for the previous Killers Christmas single releases.

The Killers performed both ‘Dirt Sledding’ and previous Christmas single ‘Joel The Lump Of Coal’. You can watch the latter performance beneath, with a cameo from Kimmel himself as Santa Claus.

It comes two weeks after frontman Brandon Flowers told NME that the band are in the early stages of writing a new album.

Brandon Flowers recently told NME of The Killers plans for the future in mid-November:

He said: “We’re writing – we’re in the early stages. When you get older you get more accustomed to doing it and it gets harder in a way. It’s easier to write a song and finish a song now, than when we used to really slave over it and the songs would be too long or we don’t know exactly what we’re doing.”

“Now it’s more second nature [but] it’s harder to sift through what’s terrible and what’s great, because it’s so easy to complete a song. So I think that’s where you get a lot of bands being complacent and just going through the motions. You get a lot of bands that don’t do great things later on, and so hopefully because I’m aware of that we can really do something better and something great this time.”