Music Video of the Day: Last Christmas by Wham! (1984, dir. Andy Morahan)


Merry Christmas!

It’s Last Christmas by Wham! What is there to say? Okay, I guess I can say a few things such as that the only reason I didn’t go with one of The Darkness’ Christmas music videos is because I intend to use one of their’s for Valentine’s Day.

There are two interesting details that Wikipedia pointed out to me. The girl that Michael gave the brooch to “Last Christmas” wears said brooch right side up, while Ridgeley’s character wears it is upside down. Also, apparently this music video was the last time George Michael was filmed clean-shaven.

Andy Morahan directed this music video. He’s directed somewhere around 130 music videos. He also directed Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994), which makes the first three Highlander movies done by directors who made music videos.

It was shot by Peter Mackay who has shot only a handful of music videos, but they include songs like Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division, In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins, and Radio Ga Ga by Queen.

Ridgeley’s girlfriend is played by model Kathy Hill.

The video also has former backup singers Helen “Pepsi” DeMacque and Shirlie Hollimam in it along with Spandau Ballet’s bassist Martin Kemp who went on to marry Shirlie. Kemp also happened to be in an episode of the Highlander TV Show.

Enjoy!

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