All I want for Queermas is... Queer Christmas covers! 🎁
On the first day of Christmas DIVA gave to me, a fabulously festive listicle of Christmas classics covered by queer folk and their friends
YouTube. Robyn, BBC Radio 1 VEVO 2018.
As we all prepare to turn on our collective Out Of Office, (the sheer festive joy) DIVA have a gift for you in the form of Christmas songs covered by a delicious selection box of wonderful queer folk.
Featuring everyone from honourary lez/bi icon Robyn, to Canadian lez royalty KD Lang, right up to a brand new track from up-and-coming artist, SOAK, we invite you to fill your musical stockings ❄️
Robyn – Last Christmas
One from Robyn – ever-treasured creator of the unofficial Lesbian National Anthem – it seems only right to kick off with uber gay Last Christmas (Playing #whammageddon? Sorry).
SOAK – Driving Home For Christmas
A brand spankin' track from 2018 favourite, SOAK, this one's going straight on the Driving Home For Queermas playlist.
Tracy Chapman – O Holy Night
A bloody lovely cover of O Holy Night by the queen herself, Tracy Chapman.
KD Lang and Glee – You're A Mean One, Mr Grinch
This one's fun, eh? The cast of shiny US show Glee buddy up with KD Lang for this gleeful cover of You're A Mean One, Mr Grinch.
Rae Morris & Lucy Rose – Merry Christmas Everyone
We interviewed the lovely Rae Morris earlier this year, so couldn't possibly forget to include her and fellow singer-songwriter Lucy Rose's cover of the Shakin' Stevens classic. Pure joy.
The xx – Last Christmas
There's no mistaking who this cover is by... From the BBC Live Lounge vaults, this version of Last Christmas is just so very The xx. Enjoy all of those breathy "once bitten and twice shy-ah-ays".
Courtney Barnett – Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)
One for the day after all of the Christmas festivities, Courtney Barnett's Boxing Day Blues is a wonderful lament to the day after the Christmas before – in classic Barnett style. Perf.
Wham – Last Christmas
You just lost #whammageddon, OOPS. Still, we couldn't not finish off with the original, gayest-of-them-all Christmas classic. Now, pour yourself a large glass of Babycham and enjoy all of that perfectly fluffed 80s hair and frolicking in the snow with our George.
Merry Christmas, DIVAs ❄️❄️❄️
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