Watch Owen Wilson as a Holiday Sad Sack in the Killers’ Somber ‘Christmas in L.A.’ Video
Proceeds from alt-country tune will benefit (RED)'s Global Fund to Fight AIDS
It’s that time of year again! The Killers have shared their latest charity Christmas single, keeping with an annual tradition that dates back to 2006. The Las Vegas foursome’s newest holiday treat, the lonesome “Christmas in L.A.,” comes with a music video starring Owen Wilson. Directed by Kelly Loosli, the clip casts Wilson as a struggling actor who’s dreading another December 25 in the City of Angels.
Until Tuesday afternoon, watch the video on the Vevo site.
The short opens as Wilson seeks career advice from none other than Harry Dean Stanton. Their chat quickly takes a dark turn toward the existential: “What’s the point then?” Wilson asks, to which Stanton responds, “None.” Cut to a partially animated montage of Wilson slumming through the holidays in L.A. as a sad-sack. When he isn’t shuffling from audition to audition, he’s looking wistfully at family photographs and downing whole pitchers of sangria by himself.
Watch the video above, and head over to iTunes to purchase “Christmas in L.A.,” which features supporting vocals from Dawes. All song proceeds will benefit the (RED) Campaign’s Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
The “Christmas in L.A.” video comes just weeks after the Killers worked with another pair of Hollywood stars. Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, Australia’s Neighbours) and Max Minghella (The Social Network, The Internship) both appeared in the official clip for “Shot at the Night,” an M83-produced track that graced the Killers’ recently released Direct Hits compilation.