All I Want For Christmas Is New Year's Day

Album: Single Release Only (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This bittersweet Christmas single by the Manchester based synthpop twosome Hurts was released on December 14, 2010. The duo described the song to The X Factor website as being, "about the worst Christmas of our lives, which we're releasing on the best Christmas of our lives."
  • The video features the Hurts pair solemnly walking in the snow to a funeral and features appearances by some former X Factor contestants. The duo described the clip to The X Factor website as "like a Hurts Christmas party... in a cemetery."

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