December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)
"December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)"
Single by George Michael
Released December 14, 2009 (2009-12-14)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, holiday
Length 3:37
Writer(s) George Michael, David Austin
Producer George Michael
George Michael singles chronology
"This Is Not Real Love"
(2006)
"December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)"
(2009)
"True Faith"
(2011)

"December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)" is a Christmas single released by George Michael on December 14, 2009. The track was originally announced during one of the last dates on Michael's 25 Live tour. It was available for free on George Michael's official website on December 25-26, 2008.

The track was written by George Michael and longtime writing partner David Austin.

During the Gerry Ryan show, David Austin confirmed that the song had originally been written with the Spice Girls in mind. After a few failed deadlines, the song was going to be given to Michael Bublé but George Michael decided to keep it for himself.

The song features a sample from the Frank Sinatra recording "Christmas Waltz".

George Michael performed the song live on December 13 for the final of the 2009 series of The X Factor. The day after the performance, physical copies of the song were sold out in one day, forcing George Michael's record label to print new copies. Many fans have commented on forums of their annoyance at not being able to buy a physical copy of the single, possibly also giving the song a lower chart position than its true potential. The song debuted at number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart.

Contents

Music video

The accompanying music video was Michael's second animated one, with 2002's "Shoot the Dog" being the first.

Formats and track listings

Enhanced CD single / digital EP

  1. "December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)" – 3:35
  2. "Jingle (A Musical Interlude)" – 3:35
  3. "Edith & The Kingpin" (Live at Abbey Road) – 3:46
  4. "Praying for Time" (Live at Abbey Road) – 4:57
  5. "December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)" (Video) – 3:56

Charts

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 63
Belgian Wallonia Ultratip Chart[1] 26
Dutch Single Top 100[1] 18
European Hot 100 Singles[2] 85
German Singles Chart[3] 37
Irish Singles Chart[4] 40
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 43
UK Singles Chart[5] 14

References

  1. ^ a b c d George Michael - December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas) (song). Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ European Hot 100 Singles. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Single-Chartverfolgung. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  4. ^ The Irish Charts. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  5. ^ Top 75 Releases. Retrieved May 2, 2011.

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