15 Dec 2023

Whamageddon - why Christmas is a special month for fans

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 15 December 2023

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Whamageddon made headlines this week when a football stadium DJ made an apology for playing Wham!'s Last Christmas, potentially knocking 7000 people out of the viral game.

The objective is simple: go as long as possible without hearing Wham!'s Last Christmas.

It's a worldwide phenomenon that's being taken seriously around the world. Afternoons producer Sally Ward has been looking into it and tells us more.

George Michael in the video for 'Last Christmas'.

George Michael in the video for 'Last Christmas'. Photo: YouTube/Wham

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