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GT ADVENT 5 Dec: Killers - Christmas in LA

Lacking in the festive cheer, but ramping up the Christmas cool

We all know that Christmas is the time to think of those less fortunate than ourselves, so this year let’s spare a thought for those people who have not a mince pie’s worth of dignity, who will do literally anything for money. The people who spend hours in shopping malls, gazing at Santa’s Grottos, looking at the people dressed as elves sighing in wonderment. Yes, this time of year, spare a thought for the jobbing actors.

Just when you got over Marley And Me, Owen Wilson is back to punch you in the heart all over again. Teaming up with The Killers for a special festive video, we're treated to an animated Wilson wandering forlornly around LA, lamenting his life, accompanied by slow guitar strums and Brandon Flowers’ iconic vocals.

Sure, Christmas is a time for happiness and festivity, but it's also a time for charity and of all the Christmas songs you’ll ever hear, we think Christmas In LA might be the only one to remind you of all the work that is still left to be done in this world.

We love The Killers now almost annual alt.Xmas songs, and prepare for this one to tug at your heartstrings!

Words: Jack Rear

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