Elton John not enough, The Killers need a Pet Shop Boy

Neil Tennant helps out on Christmas single

Not the usual suspects

You might think the five combined songwriting minds of The Killers and Elton John would be enough to bang out a Christmas hit. But you'd be wrong. The band 'hit a wall' while recording at producer Stuart Price's house, where, coincidently, Pet Shop Boys stopped by to visit. Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant saved the day…

"We'd hit a block, and Neil came upstairs," Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers told Planet Sound. "Within moments, he came up with a great line about 'Going to the carpenter's shop'."

The song, called Joseph, Better You Than Me, is still expected for an early December release.