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.