Wham!'s "Last Christmas" Video Is a Masterpiece

by Gary Pini

Wham! released this Christmas classic in 1984 as double A-side single with "Everything She Wants" and, as fate would have it, they were robbed of the #1 spot on the UK chart by another biggie: "Do They Know It's Christmas?"  The song peaked at #2 and now holds the distinction of being the biggest selling UK single that never reached #1.  To show their magnanimity, the boys donated all their royalties to the same Ethiopian charity.  The video follows a fashionable group up into the mountains where they celebrate the holidays.  One of the lovely ladies keeps exchanging glances with George and  -- via the song's lyrics and a flashback -- we see that Andrew is now wearing the diamond brooch that Michael gave her last Christmas

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