A Great Big Sled

Album: (RED) Christmas EP (2006)
Charted: 54

Songfacts®:

  • This was recorded in former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler's studio by The Killers. They laid the tune down during mid-November 2006 with record producer Alan Moulder as a one-off Christmas single. Moulder's wife Toni Halliday, the former lead vocalist of Curve, contributed backing vocals.
  • Brandon Flowers recalled to NME in 2014: "I was trying to think what The Flaming Lips would do if they wrote a Christmas song, and that's what we got! What's funny is that it sounds nothing like The Flaming Lips."
  • All of the proceeds from this song went to AIDS charities as part of the Product Red campaign.

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