ABBA Announce First-Ever Christmas Single

"Little Things" from their new album 'Voyage' will be released physically on December 3 alongside a festive video

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Nov 16, 2021

Father Christmas — a.k.a. Michael Bublé — has been awfully quiet since ABBA announced the release of their first-ever Christmas single "Little Things."

The Swedish pop vanguards are, of course, purveyors of cheer all year-round, so it only seems fitting that they're finally channelling that effervescent energy into some yuletide carolling. In fact, it's kind of shocking that it's taken them this long.

Lifted from Voyage, the group's first album in 40 years, the single "Little Things" will get a special physical CD release on December 3. As its title suggests, the song celebrates the small joys of seasonal delights. 

"Little things / Like your sleepy smile / As the brand new day is dawning / It's a lovely Christmas morning," they sing, and a children's choir eventually chimes in while twinkly bells abound.

ABBA added that no Christmas song is complete "without a festive video," so fans can expect to see a matching visual set in a winter wonderland in the coming weeks. They also shared the single's cover art in an Instagram post.

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In the meantime, you can listen to the holly (and also jolly) track below and add it to your Festivus playlist.

This isn't the only holiday ABBA elevates — it turns out their music is actually perfect for Halloween. Recently, Slipknot's Corey Taylor revealed his favourite ABBA song.

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