Published Dec 18, 2009TRACK OF THE DAY: Christmas time tends to bring out the worst kind of seasonal music - insipid, innocuous and just plain boring. Thankfully, every couple of years we get a song that truly deserves to be pumping on the speakers of every shop in the mall.
This year, miraculously, we have two. First there's Fucked Up's star-studded version of bleeding-heart charity classic "Do They Know It's Christmas," a wonderfully over-stuffed take on the over-stuffed original.
Then there's Julian Casablancass' reworking of the SNL contemporary classic "I Wish it Was Christmas Today." Casablancas's version takes what was essentially a joke and transforms it into an earnest and pretty awesome one-off single for the holiday season. I'd take this song over half of the tracks on Casablancas's solo record any day.
Click Hear will be taking a break for the holidays, but keep coming back over the next couple of weeks to check out our favourite Click Hear picks of the past year.
Listen to Julian Casablancas's "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" here.