“Well it’s been a year, it doesn’t surprise me.” – Wham!
My gift to you today on this Christmas eve is the gift that gives every year at this time. Consider it a guilty pleasure, pure 80’s trash, or somewhere in between. Whatever you think of it I consider it one of my favorite Christmas songs. I’m not kidding. I need some Wham! “Last Christmas” every Christmas season. I love the song and the accompanying festive video with George’s perfectly coiffed hair. I love the pensive, wistful looks and the silly snowball fight that ensues.
Released in December of 1984 when George and Andrew were still a duo, they appear in this video with model Kathy Hill as the woman with “the soul of ice” in the middle of this somewhat bizarre love triangle. This Christmas anthem has been covered by artists from Jimmy Eat World to Carly Rae Jepsen to Arianna Grande in recent years, and continues to be a staple on most Christmas playlists.
Just remember, if someone gives you their heart this Christmas, at least wait until after the first of the year to give it away. Don’t do it the very next day.
Merry Christmas from Santa and his reindeers!