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Today’s Holiday Round-Up: The xx Cover Wham!, Big Boi Reads Dr. Seuss

By Ryan J. / 12.17.12

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.


TAGSBig BoiDr. SeussGeorge MichaelsHow The Grinch Stole ChristmasMUSICNoiseySMOKE BREAKThe xxTheodor GeiselVIDEOSWham!

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