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Calvin Harris "...From The Bottle" (Haycock/Rojas, dir.)

Although the premise of "Lucifer moves to Hollywood and fits right in" sounds like a sitcom, directors AG Rojas and Vincent Haycock balance the flashes of humor here — I could see actor Brad Dourif's Louis Cypher as a Borscht Belt champion  — with enough malice and mayhem (and mammaries) to push the boundaries of even Cable TV.

WATCH IT: Cee-Lo Green "This Christmas" (Mikael Colombu, dir.)

If you like scantily-clad hotties with giraffe heads, well, Cee-Lo Green is your Santa Claus, flying his magical dirigible to bring strange cheer all across the globe.  The idisosyncratic pop star kicks off a trippy Holiday Season with"This Christmas" a video that splits the difference between a bizarro making-of and an even more bizarro snowglobe of oddities. Consider it perfect viewing if/when you're the last one up on Christmas Eve and on your nth glass of Egg Nog. --> watch "This Christmas"

WATCH IT: Florence + The Machine "Lover To Lover" (Vincent Haycock, dir.)

In the past few years we've seen more and more "narrative" videos that are shot with a "you are there" documentary vibe, doing away with the old A/B structure interspersing performance around a story. "Lover To Lover" has performance, but it's done in a style that matches the new verite/dogma vibe: Florence Welch doesn't perform to camera; She remains in-character, singing in a way that feels real to this story  of a isintegrating relationship. And director Vincent Haycock never lets the story dictate the flow, smartly prioritizing the emotional heft as she moves from fiery rage to serene release.