I just love this song… (once this has been imported in FB, the Youtube bit might be missing)
“December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)” is a Christmas single released by George Michael on December 25th, 2008. The track was originally announced during one of the last dates on George Michael’s 25 Live tour. The track was available for free on George Michael’s official website on December 25th and December 26th of 2008. It was released commercially on December 13, 2009.
The track was written by George Michael and longtime writing partner David Austin.
During the Gerry Ryan show on December 19th, David Austin confirmed that the song had originally been written with the Spice Girls in mind. After a few failed deadlines, the song was going to be given to Michael Bublé but George Michael decided to keep it for himself.
The song features a sample from the Frank Sinatra recording “Christmas Waltz”.
George Michael performed the song live on December 13 for the final of the 2009 series of The X Factor. The day after the performance, physical copies of the song were sold out in one day, forcing George Michaels record label to print new copies. Many fans have commented on forums of their annoyance at not being able to buy a physical copy of the single- possibly also giving the song a lower chart position than it’s true potential.