The Killers‘ Christmas single for 2007, Don’t Shoot Me Santa, was dedicated to Brand (Red), with proceeds from the single going to the Global Fund for investment in African AIDS programs. The music video, featuring Ryan Pardey as Santa, combines puppetry and live action.
Lead singer Brandon Flowers, in puppet form, interacts with a Santa puppet in Santa’s trailer. Santa, played by Ryan Pardey, has the real Flowers tied up and appears to have sinister plans for the star. Fortunately there are three more members of the band available to save the day: Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
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Filming for Don’t Shoot Me Santa was shot by director Matthew Gray Gubler with producer Luke Ricci, who worked with Ryan on “How to Be A Serial Killer”. Music was produced by Flood, Alan Moulder and The Killers.