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December 13, 2010 / submitted by Chris, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle, I was listening to the interview that Chris and Jonny gave on XFM. Chris was being very mysterious about the new album, BUT I do remember him joking about February 9th as a release date for Christmas Lights. I'm just wondering if this is a secret coded release of information for us very intrigued fans?? I hope so! :)

Thanks

Chris

A couple of people have written in asking why Chris mentioned a February release date in radio interviews on the night Christmas Lights was released.
Just to clear this up he was referring to the fact that Christmas Lights isn't a song that you can release at any other time of year, such as February. A few fans got excited thinking he was talking about the album; he wasn't.
I guess this would be a good time to answer another question I was asked:

"Is Christmas Lights inherently a love song with Christmas context or a Christmas song with love context?" I'd say it's the former and as it wasn't written for the next album it made sense to release it at the start of the festive season - although some shops seem to think that is in October...



December 9, 2010 / submitted by Javier M E, Spain
Q.  My cousin watched your Christmas Lights video and asked what Elvis had to do with Christmas. Of course I know Elvis Presley sung lots of Christmas songs, but I answered him that it might have been a mistake in the transcription or reading of the video script: Maybe the script writer intended to show THREE ELVES (like Santa's helpers) and someone read THREE ELVIS??

Hahahahaha! That's funny! If you listen to the lyrics of the song - or you can read them here - you will hear (or see) there is actually an Elvis reference in the song so it's no mistake.



December 8, 2010 / submitted by Emily, United States of America
Q.  Oracle!
Who did the art work on the Christmas Lights cover?

It was Yu Matsuoka Pol.


December 8, 2010 / submitted by Kathryn, United States of America
Q.  Where was the music video for Christmas Lights filmed? Many thanks! :)

It was filmed at Southbank in London on the River Thames. This also answers other questions asked:
The building in the final scene is not a mosque nor is it The White House it is in fact St. Paul's Cathedral.



December 8, 2010 / submitted by Pranav, India
Q.  Has the Christmas Lights video been shot in one shot? :)

A few people have asked this and apparently the word on the street is that it was a single shot video. There might have only been one camera (to be confirmed) but I can assure you that the video was not filmed in just one take.
They didn't 'wrap' until around 3 in the morning.

FYI: For those who wish to know, 'wrap' is the term used when the final filming has taken place. My favourite example of the word being used is at 3 minutes 55 seconds in this.



December 2, 2010 / submitted by Marie, Czech Republic
Q.  Dear Oracle.
What does it mean the sign above the curtain in the video Christmas Lights? Thank you

Ha ha, a few people have been asking this. In the Christmas Lights video the words above the stage curtain say CREDO ELVEM ETIAM VIVERE. This means "I believe Elvis lives" in Latin.




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