The Killers Christmas Video
“Boots” – The Killers
Disembedded – Patrick Zimmerman
Boots is the music video for The Killers’ new Christmas single, continuing their tradition of releasing a magical Christmas song every year since 2006. Boots is a triumphant, heart-wrenching video directed by major filmmaker Jared Hess, with a solo performance by Brandon Flowers. Proceeds from the song and the video will go to the Product Red Campaign, a charity that supports World Aids Day and raises awareness about AIDS in Africa.
Boots doesn’t go for the usual kind of general Christmas-time uplift: While Flowers details a quaint domestic setting, what we actually see are heartwarming scenes of a homeless man on the gritty streets of Las Vegas pulling himself up by the bootstraps through the magical art of street performance. Watch the video for Boots below; then call someone you love and cry like the 12-year old child inside you wants to do.