Covid Christmas – Goldie Lookin’ Chain’s dark but hilarious version of Slade’s Merry Xmas Everbody

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Welsh rapscallions Goldie Lookin’ Chain have never done things conventionally.

Whether it’s publicly mocking Victoria Beckham in front of thousands of football fans (while her husband David was on the pitch next to them) or somehow managing to release 16 albums in 11 years.

And in 2020 they’ve stayed true to form by releasing a Christmas song – in September.

The Newport-based group’s Covid Christmas attempts to find the funnier side of the strange festive period we are set to face, from Zoom dinners to quarantines.

In typical GLC fashion, the guys have a good laugh about the darker side of things while keeping a smile on their face.

Set to the tune of Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody, their rendition is equal parts familiar yet bizarre – a bit like how we imagine the festive period this year might feel.

On a side note, remember when we thought this would all be over by Christmas? Oh, how naive we were.

You can see GLC’s Covid Christmas below:

Here are some of our favourite lyrics from the song:

  • Are you hanging up your face mask on the wall? Are you waiting for the infection rate to fall?
  • Are you going to cook a turkey or put a tree up in the front room? ‘Cause you’ll be celebrating Christmas day on Zoom.
  • Does this song really need a second verse? And they say the second wave is gonna be worse (track and trace, brah).
  • There’s been an outbreak at the grotto, Santa’s had to quarantine. So I’m staying indoors ’til they roll out a vaccine.
  • Newport’s back in lockdown, can you believe. Can you imagine all the super-spreading on New Year’s Eve?
  • So here it is, Covid Christmas. Carving turkey up for one. Thought it would be over by September, but it’s only just begun.

It’s not the first time the GLC have released at festive single. In 2010, they released two festive songs – the uncharacteristically serious sounding  ‘You’ll Never Be Alone on Christmas Day’ and the rather silly ‘Dubstep Christmas’.

GLC member Eggsy said: “Christmas is gonna be a laugh this year.”

We can’t tell if he’s serious or not.



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