There are only eight days left until Christmas, so musicians are dumping their last rounds of holiday covers and acknowledgments onto the internet. Today, we bring you two of note:
1. The xx’s covering of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”
Which is odd because Wham! was a 1980s, George Michael-induced coke dream. Also, videos like the one for the group’s timeless “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” are the antithesis of The xx’s sad-sackery. However, Romy, Jamie and Oliver give the song its proper due, imbuing enough millenial cool without dragging the track too deep down a black, maudlin hole.
And we all know that Christmas wouldn’t be complete without some rapper reading to fans a yuletide tale, which brings us to…
2. Big Boi’s reading of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas for Noisey
Because hearing Daddy Fat Saxxx recite Theodor Geisel’s best-known work needs no more set-up than asking that you hit play.