Christmas in L.A.

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"Christmas in L.A."
Single by The Killers featuring Dawes
Released December 1, 2013
Format Digital download
Genre Rock, Christmas music
Length 4:27
Label Island
Writer(s) Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer, Taylor Goldsmith, Irving Berlin
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
The Killers chronology
"Just Another Girl"
(2013)
"Christmas in L.A."
(2013)

"Christmas in L.A." is a song by Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers featuring Dawes, released on December 1, 2013.[1] The song marks the eighth consecutive year in which the band has released a Christmas song. As with their seven previous releases, all proceeds from this song goes to AIDS charities as part of the Product Red campaign. The song was written by Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer of The Killers and Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes. Irving Berlin also has a writing credit due to the song featuring lyrics from "White Christmas".

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was unveiled on December 1, 2013. The video features actor Owen Wilson portraying a struggling actor in Los Angeles at Christmastime. Actor Harry Dean Stanton also appears as a voice of reason.[2][3]

The music video was directed by Kelly Loosli and filmed and animated by students and alumni from Brigham Young University. The video was produced by Kelly Loosli, Thomas Lefler, Kyle Stapley, and Cassie Hiatt.[4] Jordan Hunter, a student at BYU, edited the video.

Track listing[edit]

Digital Download
  1. "Christmas in L.A." – 4:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 81
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 100
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 92
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[8] 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Killers reveal Owen Wilson will star in the video of their Christmas single this year". NME. November 29, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gentile, John (December 2, 2013). "The Killers Endure a Lonely 'Christmas in L.A.' - Premiere". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Corner, Lewis (November 29, 2013). "The Killers cast Owen Wilson in new Christmas music video". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Christmas In L.A. - The Killers". Vevo. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Killers feat. Dawes – Christmas in L.A." (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 49, 2013". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 - 14th December 2013". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Killers Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for The Killers. Retrieved December 22, 2013.