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At Christmas
At Christmas
Single by Kylie Minogue
From the album Kylie Christmas
Released 22 November 2016 (2016-11-22)
Recorded 2016
Format Digital download
Genre
  • Christmas
  • pop
Length 3:46
Label Parlophone
Writer(s)
  • Peter Wallevik
  • Daniel Davidsen
  • Patrick Joseph Devine
Producer(s)
  • Peter Wallevik
  • Daniel Davidsen
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
Every Day's Like Christmas At Christmas Wonderful Christmastime
Kylie Christmas track listing
"Christmas Wrapping"
(6)
"At Christmas"
(7)
"I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter"
(8)
"At Christmas" is a song by Kylie Minogue, from the Snow Queen Edition of her thirteenth studio album, Kylie Christmas (2015). The song was released on 22 November 2016 by Parlophone. It serves as the lead single from the reissue, and premiered on the The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.

Background and composition

"At Christmas" was written by Peter Wallevik, Daniel Davidsen and Patrick Joseph Devine, whilst production was handled by the former two.

At a running time of three minutes and forty six seconds, "At Christmas" is set at a tempo of 137 beats per minute, in the key of D major.

Release

Kylie announced the release of the Snow Queen Edition on 2 November 2016, with the track listing and artwork revealed on the same day. "At Christmas" was announced as the lead single from the album on 4 November, when the album was made available for pre-order on Kylie's website. The single was officially released on 22 November 2016, three days before the release of the album.

Live performances

On 6 December, Kylie performed the song on Stasera Casa Mika and two days after on her Facebook page with the Warner Music Choir. She also performed it on the Jonathan Ross Show in 2016.

The song was featured in the 2016 shows of the A Kylie Christmas concert series; it appeared as the last song of the first section of the show.

Lyrics

Last December when we were together
I remember prayin' it was forever
Didn't know, like the snow, our love would melt away
Spring went by and then the summer started
Mid-July, I was still brokenhearted
Autumn leaves have left the trees, but these feelings still remain
Seems I'm not forgetting you as quickly as I wanted to
Now winter's on its way

Yeah, at Christmas, I can't help but miss ya
The memories of you and me, evergreen
It's a time of joy but for me it's bittersweet
At Christmas, I'm still reminiscing
'Bout everything we used to be
C'est la vie
Yeah, I've spent all year wishing you were here at Christmas

I know moving on is never easy
Wish my heart could change like the seasons
Someone send a happy end to my winter's tale
Now I'm building me a great big snowman
When I hold him, we'll be two hearts frozen
All alone, I'll keep him cold, to make sure that he stays
I am trying my very best
But now I face the hardest test
As I've no festive cheer

Yeah, at Christmas, I can't help but miss ya
The memories of you and me, evergreen
It's a time of joy but for me it's bittersweet
At Christmas, I'm still reminiscing
'Bout everything we used to be
C'est la vie
Yeah, I've spent all year wishing you were here at--

Can't help but think about you when I'm all alone
Each time I hear Sinatra on my radio
I'd be in Christmas heaven if only you were present
Maybe you're somewhere out there on your way to me

Yeah, at Christmas, I can't help but miss ya
The memories of you and me, evergreen
It's a time of joy but for me it's bittersweet
At Christmas, I'm still reminiscing
'Bout everything we used to be
C'est la vie
Yeah, I've spent all year wishing you were here at Christmas
Oh, at Christmas, oh wo-o-oah, whoo
Yeah, I've spent all year wishing you were here at Christmas


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