New Video: Run The Jewels ‘A Christmas Fucking Miracle’

Music

By: / December 22, 2013

If you’re a rapper and taking on the Christmas jingle, you’ve got a lot to live up to. Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” for one, and their “Christmas Is” for another. There’s “Merry Muthaf—in’ Xmas” by Eazy-E and “Christmas in Harlem” from Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and Snoop Dogg’s “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto” too.

El-P and Miller Mike, collectively known as Run The Jewels, drop their own Christmas rap and it’s not exactly jolly. “A Christmas Fucking Miracle” is a guitar-heavy street rap that focuses more on hard knocks than sipping eggnog.

In the visuals directed by Joey Garfield, Killer Mike plays Ebenezer Scrooge and Santa Claus to El-P’s Tiny Tim and Christmas Elf. Hey, who says Santa Claus isn’t black?

Their self-titled LP is out Jan. 14, 2014. You can cop Run The Jewels here.