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The National are sad Christmas ornaments in Bob’s Burgers’ video for “Christmas Magic” — watch

on December 23, 2014, 1:15pm

Over the last couple of years, the excellent FOX animated comedy Bob’s Burgers and indie rockers The National have proved unlikely bedfellows. In 2012, the band covered Linda Belcher’s “Thanksgiving Song”, and the following year, they performed a rendition of “Sailors In Your Gravy Boats” — both especially dour takes on the show’s peppy originals.

Now, the band continues to put its melancholy mark on the program with a depressing jingle called “Christmas Magic”. In the accompanying video, the New York outfit is animated as ornaments hanging on the Christmas tree. While it’s hilarious to see a cartoon Matt Berninger in an elf costume, it’s also really sad to hear lines like “all the cold, hungry people dying in the streets.” Watch it below.

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