Great Christmas Songs, Part 1

Okay. It’s that time of year again — no matter where you go, people are busting out the Christmas songs and carols. I, for one, love it. I am a huge fan of Christmas carolling, which will probably surprise some of you who know me, but it’s true!

Traditional carols are great, but there have also been some pretty excellent Christmas pop songs produced over the years. Over the next few days I will be sharing with you some of my favourites.

First up is Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’. This is possibly one of the cheesiest songs ever recorded, but I love it! Not in small part because of the RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING video:

Like, seriously. Everyone looks so amazingly, perfectly ’80s here that it is kind of blowing my mind. For example, these dudes:

wham! friends

And George Michael’s lady friend’s entire ensemble is pretty fantastic:

so '80s

As are these stellar ski goggles:


Ah, the ’80s!

Also, this image of George Michael in the fur hood is kind of making my life:

george michael

And the ‘smoldering’ look he gives the girl during the dinner scene kills me:

george michael

That is some fine acting work there, my friends.

In summary, I am choosing this as one of my fav Christmas songs because it hearkens back to a magical era known as the ’80s, when both women and men alike had feathered hair and wore day-glo colours and oversized shoulder pads, even in their ski coats! At Christmas time, it’s nice to be reminded of these halcyon days of yore…


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