“It’s that time of year again!”

Such is life for Lil Jon and the Kool-Aid Man, who have teamed up in the video for the rapper’s new holiday-themed single, “All I Really Want For Christmas”. The new Christmas song arrived onto streaming platforms late last week as a stand-alone single. The video, however, arrived on Monday and is without a doubt one of the better holiday performances shared so far this year. Who would have guessed going into the holiday season that Lil Jon and an animated character made out of flavored sugar-water would bring so much yule-tide cheer as music fans head into the latter half of December? Then again, it is that time of the year again for fun surprises!

The video starts in taking viewers under the tree and through an assortment of neatly wrapped presents while Lil Jon is seen enjoying some seasonally appropriate red Kool-Aid. The rapper sits down at the piano when all of a sudden arises such a clatter. This wasn’t Santa Claus however, but the Kool-Aid Man, who busts through Jon’s living room wall like the worst neighbor imaginable as he lets out an ecstatic, “Oh Yeah!” The song then tears into an exciting hip-hop beat with Lil Jon leading the way with lyrics like “All I really want for Christmas/All I really want for Christmas/All I really want for Christmas/Is Everything On My List Baby!”

That holiday wishlist Jon sings about is also displayed in the video and includes old-school vinyl records, DJ headphones, a diamond grill for his teeth, some fly rims, a red Lamborgini, a hot tub, a house in St. Tropez, and a train set, just to name a few. Let’s just hope Lil Jon’s been a nice guy in 2018.

Even the Kool-Aid Man gets his own run of lines in the latter part of the single, which come out as a repetitive “Oh Yeah” to the melody of “Jingle Bells” before Lil Jon comes back in with his own lyrics. The video comes to a hilarious ending with Jon coming to the realization that they aren’t even in his house, presumably taking the party next door to Kool-Aid Man’s bachelor pad.

Lil Jon feat. Kool-Aid Man – “All I Really Want For Christmas” – Official Music Video

[Video: Lil Jon]

The new single from Lil Jon acts as quite the surprise for fans, considering the rapper hasn’t released a new studio album since 2012. Still, Jon has kept busy in releasing some collaborative singles in recent years, including “Alive” featuring Offset and 2 Chainz shared earlier this year as well as “La Vida Es Una” featuring Pitbull in 2017.