Listen: The xx Cover ‘Last Christmas’ By Wham!


It’s almost Xmas 2012 and by now I’m sure y’all have been inundated with the crush of happy Xmas music everywhere you go. Welp, you’re about to hear another Xmas song right now … but this time, the song isn’t very happy. Earlier this morning, on Fearne Cotton’s Radio 1 show in the UK, The xx performed a live cover of the classic Wham! Xmas song Last Christmas … which you can listen to in full below. Last Christmas was a pretty decent hit for Wham! back in the 80’s and it has survived as a perennial Xmas favorite … despite the fact that the lyrics are pretty depressing. Click below to hear The xx’s take on the track and see if it gets you in the holiday spirit.

Despite the upbeat way that Wham! performed the song, the lyrics always struck me as incredibly sad. The xx seems to have finally made the song make more sense by doing justice to the sad lyrics of the song. I’m a fan, I totally dig this. Do you?


  • Dania

    Love love love love it. Considering that I was listening to this while it’s raining heavily outside, I couldn’t have think of a better music to fit the mood. Thanks Trent!

  • swile71

    MEH. I’ll take the original over this any day.

  • Amélie

    Love the original (haha) but this version is… brilliant ! The XX is a really amazing band.