Fuller’s bans Wham! classic this Christmas

UK pub group Fuller’s has announced it is banning seasonal classic ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham! From all its pubs this December.

All of the 231 pubs managed directly by the group are enforcing the ban which is in place until midnight on 25th December.

Rather than being a designed to spoil the festive fun, however, the move is designed to aid those playing the ‘Whamageddon’ game launched by Absolute Radio’s Dave Berry.

The game gives listeners the near impossible task of lasting until Christmas Day without hearing the original 1984 version of ‘Last Christmas’ by George Michael – cover versions and remixes don’t count. If you hear the original, you’re out of the game.

Absolute Radio is also a Wham!-free zone until the Christmas Day deadline.

The song, though, is one of the most ubiquitous and popular Christmas songs ever and is a platinum-selling single in the UK with over 1.8 million copies sold.

Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Fuller’s, said: “We’re big fans of Absolute and we want to get behind this. We have removed ‘Last Christmas’ from all our playlists.

“If in the unlikely event that one of our customers hears ‘Last Christmas’ in one of our pubs, we will give them a free drink on the house.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Global Chardonnay Masters 2019

Deadline : 25th November 2019

The Global Riesling Masters 2019

Deadline : 2nd December 2019

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2019

View Results

The Global Cider Masters 2019

View Results

Click to view more