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Last Christmas

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I’ll admit it, the Christmas season last year was really hard for me. For one it was hard for me to get presents for anyone and I wouldn’t have been able to if it hadn’t been for Santa Dad dropping a shopping fund into my bank account. Things at home were strained. Things elsewhere were… odd*.

Last Christmas seems like it was a thousand years ago. On another planet even. It’s hard to even imagine myself in the situation and I was right there in it, you know? Anyway enough vague musings.. let’s get down to the point.
I was watching “Glee” last week (really I’m ashamed, I have a campy side and I can’t deny it. It’s how my friend Megan and I have stayed friends for YEARS.) and the Glee kids did one of my favorite Christmas songs, (well one of a few of them… shoot me) and I giggled a little. “Last Christmas,” by Wham! is one of my favorites ever.
Oh George, that hair!
Why do I love this song? I’m actually a big George Michael fan… Don’t even start me… and because it’s perfect. Duh. So perfect it’s been covered a million times. And I love most of the covers too! Let’s investigate shall we…
Before you watch this one, know that this isn’t the real band in the video and the audio quality is so much more “HISSY” than I wanted, but I’m at home so I can’t clean it and re-upload. Please survive.

http://www.youtube.com/v/llti1x1o0F0?fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00

I love Jimmy Eat World. I blame Jennifer for it to be honest. She was always playing Jimmy Eat World at our old house. But I love love love this version of this song and when I make CD Christmas cards, it’s ALWAYS on it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/c-Y9Q1wQArA?fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b

Look there’s even a trance remix of it. Let’s get a glow stick and freak out on E by the tree! Where’s my pacifier?

Speaking of dance music, I just found this version today and I’m not gonna lie, I like it. Cascada (Little Miss Natalie Horler sings “Evacuate the Dancefloor”) was one of my favorites when I was over at Wild and I enjoy her take on this song:
Nothing sadder than a beautiful girl in a beanie singing about her ex boyfriend effing her over at Christmas right? Even to a dance beat. Actually she looks like my friend Lauren over at KLUC. I imagine if Lauren went to Germany she might get mobbed.
Finally here is the Glee cast version of it.
http://www.youtube.com/v/7Jm0WxmABpk?fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b

So yeah.. that’s one of my favorite Christmas songs… I’ll share a couple of my other favorites before the holiday for sure.
I don’t really know what this Christmas is going to be like. What I do know is I’m getting on a train on December 23rd to go home. That drive is straight up murder. The weather here makes it seems like Christmas but other than putting up my tree, I haven’t “gotten the spirit” yet. I have “Love Actually,” sitting on my hard drive so I may have to hit that up tonight.. 🙂
(*Definition of odd: knowing something is going on but choosing to ignore it, HARDCORE because you feel like you’re hallucinating? I mean one of those “Did I just imagine that ish?” kind of feelings. And being bound and determined to ignore anything going on in your own head because, yeah.)
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