Last Christmas Song

One of the benefits of the lockdown, if you can believe such a thing can exist, is the restraint to go shopping on the High Street meant that I avoided listening to the Christmas song by Slade “Merry Christmas Everyone”. Even now I have only picked up the courage to mention this in case it popped up as some last blast until 2021 Christmas.

Most years I mark the day I first heard this song, the best was when I lasted until December 6th. There was always some damn shop that would play it to ruin the run.

My favourite, in case you ask is “Last Christmas” by Wham – and now I’ll have an ear worm for at least 48 hours. You’ll also be aware it was the number 1 Christmas hit in the charts for 2020, just 36 years after it was first released. What is also a shock, however, is the lady featured in the video, Kathy Hill was then 26 years old, which means she could well be lined up to appear in a Beatles video “When I’m 64”. Ouch is an understatement.

Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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