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GT ADVENT 3 Dec: Leona Lewis - One More Sleep

Jumpers and haircuts and hot boyfriends, oh my!


Following the well-worn path trudged into the snow by Mariah's gigantic holiday heels, Leona swaps Bleeding Love for flamin' Christmas as she trots out a seasonal album. Which, like all Christmas albums, is aimed firmly at the Asda housewife market. But we always welcome a new Christmas song - you get one precious year before big supermarkets/department stores snap up the rights to use on their telly adverts and rinse every last shred of joy out of it. These shiny new Xmas ditties are then doomed to blare out the tinny speakers of their respective store branches six times a day. Just enough to give their minimum wage staff a tinsel-coated mental breakdown as they scan the barcode of the following year's Christmas cash-in album. Ah, the circle of life.

As Scrooge-like as we sound, this is actually a rather lovely Motown-inspired slab of crimbo comfort. Leona gleefuly minces around her festive log cabin with a 50s-style hair-don't and people who clearly aren't her friends, waiting for her man to come home. Although, according to the Daily Mail, Leona's real life new man stars in the video - and if you can't trust the Daily Mail, then who can you trust...

Leona's got a hot man, a killer voice and a grotto decorated studio filled with jumper-wearing extras. Plus, she looks like she's having the time of her life, and it's kind of infectious. Happy holidays Ms Lewis! Like Christmas itself, you can warm even the coldest of hearts just by showing up.

Words: Lee Dalloway (@Leeroydalvin)

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