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Download: The xx – Last Christmas (Wham! cover)

With The xx once again scaling the dizzying heights of most critics Best of Year lists for their second album, Coexist, the London three-piece hardly needed to give us much more, yet along with a visit to Radio 1′s Live Lounge today, the group have put their take on Wham!’s Christmas classic up for free download.

It’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect from The xx covering Wham! I.e all the frivilous campness is replaced by brooding intenstity and scowls.

Cheer up chums, Christmas is just around the corner.

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