The National make Christmas cameo in ‘Bob’s Burgers’ – watch

The group sing a morbid yet seasonal song called 'Christmas Magic'

The National have made a festive cameo in animated US comedy series Bob’s Burgers.

Click below to watch a cartoon version of the band’s frontman Matt Berninger as a singing elf-shaped Christmas tree ornament, flanked by his bandmates also rendered as decorations, via Pitchfork. The typically downbeat song features the lyrics: “All the cold hungry people/Are dying in the streets/ But me and my family will be warm tonight”.

The band have previously appeared in a Thanksgiving episode of the show, singing a song about the American holiday and celebrating the annual Thanksgiving dinner, with lyrics such as “kill the turkey”.