Advent song for December 10: Warm This Winter

We’re going as far back as we’re allowed for today’s song, to December 2008 when this cover of a little-known Connie Francis track made it to a heady number 22 in the UK charts after being used as the soundtrack to a Co-op commercial. I’m generally anti the trend of accompanying Christmas ads with drippy, insipid versions of well-known songs (John Lewis is the worst, but not sole, culprit) but this is the opposite; a ballsy cover given bite by Gabriella Cilmi’s voice, which is firmly in Winehouse/Joplin territory and jazzes the number up immeasurably. It’s the sort of song you should dance to, and I suggest you do.