It's November And 'Fairytale Of New York' Is Already Trending
The Halloween decorations have come down, the weather is turning colder and it's time to defrost Michael Bublé, because Christmas time is officially kicking off... oh wait, no it's not, because we're only at the start of November.
The memo seemed to have got lost in the post for some people, however, as 'Fairytale Of New York' (The Pogues' festive collaboration with the late Kirsty MacColl) is already trending on Apple Music.
The song has been voted the best Christmas song of all time, on multiple occasions - it first hit our ears back in 1987 and has gone on to be covered many, many, many times over by the likes of Ronan Keating and even Ed Sheeran.
Come on, LADs, we've all been on a December night out only for the first few bars of the song to kick in - immediately, you know that in just a few moments you'll be screaming 'and the bells are ringing out for Christmas day' at the top of your lungs, most probably with your arms around a complete stranger who's singing just as loudly as you.
But that's December. Right now it's the start of November and, along with Skepta and Busted (yes, Busted are back - don't all run at once for tickets), 'Fairytale of New York' is picking up some serious steam on Apple music.
Basically, this means lots of people have been searching for it and want to listen to it. Yes, already.
With every passing year, it seems to get earlier and earlier in the calendar that we're blessed with a reminder that the festive season is on its way. Almost as though someone's trying to remind you that you've not even bought a single Christmas present yet - or even thought about it. Hmm.
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Some supermarkets started stocking their Christmas and festive goods at the same time as they were putting ghost and ghouls' masks on the shelves. Sure, festive adverts are on their way, but is it really time to put the Christmas music on?
There have already been a few mutterings about the song on Twitter.
One person said: "1st November 2018 - 'OK Alexa, play Fairy Tale Of New York'."
Another commented: "It's Fairy Tale of New York season y'all and am buzzed."
And a third person said: "Time to get Fairy Tale of New York on then."
So is this how it's always going to be? Christmas commences as Halloween fades? Or will it continue to kick in earlier as the years go by? Are we one day going to live in a state of perpetual Christmas?
I suppose, if we've learned anything from The Muppet Christmas Carol, the festive spirit should be with us all through the year - but early November? Come on.
As you may have figured by this stage, I'm not convinced. But, in the unlikely event that this means people will be in the joyous mood of the season throughout the year, then who am I to argue?
And let's be honest, it's a bloody fantastic song.
Featured Image Credit: Apple Music/Pogue Mahone Records