Few bands or artists ever write an enduring Christmas song, but the Britpop duo Wham! managed it back in 1984, with "Last Christmas," a tune that is still being played seasonally.
The video to "Last Christmas" echoes the lyrics: George Michael had his heart broken. A Christmas later, we find him recovering at a ski chalet, when--incredibly, perhaps!--his ex turns up on the arm of fellow Whamster Andrew Ridgeley! Excruciatingly, frame by frame, we see George and his ex try to deal with the whole busted romance. Hilarity ensues.
It's a Christmas classic, indeed, and we're pleased to make it our choice for this week, as we all look forward to celebrating the season with friends and family. Our holiday best to all of our readers!
Important blog news! Well, we certainly took a smackdown from a bunch of you over our Casting Crowns blog a few weeks back. Many were upset, feeling that we'd mocked the band and/or their religion. A few of the best comments:
"Y is Christianity so attacked??? America is getting really pathetic!!" - from Yahoo! Music User
"THAT GIRL-GIRL RELATIONSHIP IS JUST A WOMAN HELPING ANOTHER OUT" - switchnorrisduo2
"Yes, I do have a sense of humor, but this is a serious subject and until you've been in situations like that I don't think you have the right to make light of them." - Annie
"Would you guys do this to another type of religion's band? No." - Yahoo! Music user
"There are so many other videos out there that are wierd and crazy but no you had to pick on a christian one. Seriously, NOT COOL!" - Jason C
"I praise Christians for speaking out in this blog. We need to defend the reverence of our God in our sacriligious culture that we are living in." - Yahoo! Music User
"I don't agree at all with your sarcastic posts belong the pics. I found it offensive not funny at all.." - gentlefaith
"I LIKE that this video made Framed. I think the frame captions are fun and will capture interest of people who DON'T listen to this kind of music and spark interest about a group not everyone has heard of." - kentiffakers
Thanks for posting, everyone, and Merry Christmas to all!