Christmas Special 2012

24 December Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Christmas Special 2012
17th December 2012 - 23rd December 2012
Christmas is once again around the corner, and once again another battle will start up on the chart, for who can claim the UK Christmas number one. This is always an interesting event and is usually made bigger because of The X Factor. For the last few years no Christmas songs have been released as no one wants to compete with The X Factor, but after a FaceBook page encouraged users to prevent The X Factor from topping the charts at Christmas time, more and more attempts have started every year.

With that in mind, Simon Cowell (who owns The X Factor) has started releasing the winner's single the week before enabling the winner to claim the top spot and have a crack at the Christmas top spot too. We shall see what happens.

Last year my Christmas Special failed, but this year I am determined to make it work. So every day of this week I shall be reviewing a Christmas music video along with a New Release that I am hoping will chart well. On Sunday I shall review whoever makes it to the top spot on the 23rd December.

New Release: Kids In Glass Houses - Secret Santa
Monday: Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
Tuesday: Cascada - Last Christmas 
Wednesday: Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas
Thursday: Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
Friday: Justin Bieber - Mistletoe
Saturday: Wham! - Last Christmas
Sunday: The Justice Collective - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

So Christmas Special 2012 actually worked this year, makes a change from last year. I did mix it up including new songs, old songs and cover versions. The winner is between Wham! and Justin Bieber, however I'm awarding it to the latter as Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe" is an amazing music video and although Wham!'s "Last Christmas" got 5 stars too, I just didn't enjoy that video as much, probably because of how old it is. So Wham! becomes a very close second.

So what's next? I'm not sure, things go back to normal for the moment, but I bet another special will be appearing soon, so be on the look out.