Last Christmas – Challenge #172

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, it’s the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, let’s all have ourselves a Merry Little Christmas, or a Holly Jolly Christmas, or even a Silent Night with some great Christmas music today. There is no need to bring Christmas cookies, although if you did, I would never turn them down, but Please Come Home For Christmas. Don’t be a Scrooge, stuff your stockings with joy and put your humbugs in a sack, as we show goodwill to all men. Let’s all hope that you can keep your two front teeth, that Snoopy doesn’t get shot down by the Red Baron, that the Chipmunks don’t arrive too late and miss out on Christmas and that Granda Ma doesn’t get run over by that same reindeer again. Oh, Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen as you ring those Jingle Bells and we all hope that Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The Little Drummer Boy will be doing his stuff underneath the Christmas Tree while Mommy is Kissing Santa and it really is Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. Let’s all be Rocking Around the Christmas Tree with the Angels We Have Heard On High and listen while Hark! the Herald Angles Sing the First Noel. Let It Snow as we Deck the Halls in this Winter Wonderland while we are all Dreaming of a White Christmas and I am sure that Rodolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer will make an appearance with his shiny nose and perhaps Frosty the Snowman will even show up. Christmas can be a holiday that is filled with weirdness, and you never know when the Griswold’s might drop by, but All I Want For Christmas is for you to visit my blog and share some of your favorite music, whether you are naughty or nice.

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‘Last Christmas’ was born one day in 1984 when 21-year-old George Michael and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley were visiting Michael’s parents. While they were sitting around watching TV, Michael suddenly dashed upstairs to his childhood bedroom and composed the modern Xmas classic in about an hour. ‘Last Christmas’ reflects the bitterness and vulnerability of a betrayed romantic that just happens to have begun on December 25, when Michael gave someone his heart, and ended on December 26, when this ungrateful person “gave it away.” There is nothing in this song about Santa, reindeer, trees, snow, or anything that you would typically associate with the holiday. This song ‘Last Christmas’ stalled at #2, and to this day it hasthe distinctionof being the highest-selling UK single of all time that didn’treach #1. This song was beat out by Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’, an all-star charity single benefiting Ethiopian famine…

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13 thoughts on “Last Christmas – Challenge #172

  1. This is my favourite track ever:

    Four years ago this week we lost George Michael. Two amazing singers who sadly we are now without. But what a legacy they left behind!

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  2. Hey Jim!
    Hope you are having fun today.
    I have to admit and I know it is harsh, but Christmas music makes me want to run and hide. They were playing it from the start of November at work. Bizarrely the stopped playing it last weekend when we were put in Tier 4. The mood just plummeted!

    There is one song that I am not yet sick of. I think it is a lovely song. It is not really a Christmas song, but it mentions it right at the start:

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    1. Merry Christmas Mel and I have been staying bust reading and writing today. That is terrible about your Tier 4 situation, but I feel that things will improve soon. Stay safe and thanks for dropping by with your music.

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  3. Last Christmas there was eight of us sat around the table enjoying a sumptuous Christmas Day meal.
    This Christmas it was just my brother, his wife and myself. We made the most of it and still had fun. The strange thing was to notice how quiet it was outside in the streets where normally it would have been filled with the joyful noise of kids playing with the new bicycles, scooters and other toys.

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