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Why "Last Christmas" is a perfect (holiday) song

If you know me, you might know I have a fervent love for the song "Last Christmas" by Wham! (and its lush music video- a beautiful depiction of 80s après-ski chic). Released on the 3rd of December, 1984, the song became an instant classic in the holiday pop lexicon––a yearning power ballad with a twinge of hope. Written and produced by lead vocalist George Michael (who tragically passed away on Christmas Day, 2016), it transcends mere holiday soundtrack fare. It is a bonafide testament to taking the steps of moving on after a brutal heartbreak.

Ever since the beginning of the streaming