Advent song for December 18: Fairytale of New York

I never used to like this song, because I have an instinctive aversion to things which other people think are cool (I would make a terrible hipster), and because I agreed with all of this article, but then I found this 1992 TOTP version where they’ve already, almost thirty years ago, changed the words, which makes Laurence Fox’s characteristically ill-thought-through and petulant outburst and the Pogues’ response on Twitter this time last year even more delicious:

I feel as though we’ve heard less from Laurence Fox since then, which is nice. And in my middle age I have changed my mind about the song, too, as long as we sing the updated version.

But enough about me. What do YOU think?

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