It’s famous bands day! Of course, it makes perfect sense that a lot of big groups would record a Christmas song or an album for the same reason that Mariah Carey did — to have something they can sell every year. This is called an evergreen item, although it doesn’t necessarily relate to Christmas, just that it keeps coming back the same time every year, over and over. Hey, Dickens got it when he wrote A Christmas Carol, and Lucas tried (and failed) with the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.
In our first example of the theme, here’s a number from Wham! Released in 1984, Last Christmas, especially given this video, has just become sadly ironic over the ensuing 35 years.