Rufus Wainwright’s meditation on the meaning of Christmas for the working man and the poor little rich girls is an intelligent, meaningful seasonal song – unusual in the Christmas song genre.
The song was first recorded for the compilation album Maybe This Christmas Too? with proceeds going towards the charity Toys For Tots. A noble endeavour certainly, but this song ranks in our all-time Christmas faves for the hilarious version he performed as a reluctant duet with French and Saunders during one of their Christmas specials.
Take a look below to hear the sincerity of Rufus’ performance accompanied by a never-better Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.