As a British agent deep behind Dutch lines I can confirm that Dutch Christmas is quickly ramping up to being the strangest December of my life. England's streets will be a welcome sight on the 23rd. If I hear Carey in the airport... Oh God, I hadn't even considered.Speaking of Amsterdam, I've been curating my Christmas music USB drive for the year - amusingly neither Wham nor Carey were on it for last year - and discovered a jaunty Dutch Christmas song called "Flappie".
It's a very popular song in the Netherlands, recorded in 1978 by a comedian called Youp van t'Hek. Flappie is about a young boy and his pet rabbit, Flappie, who goes missing on Christmas Eve.
And also murder and cannibalism. Because the Dutch.
Great to see, if a little inaccurate:
The origin is some punk rock forum. I don't know the URL, but the guy who introduced the challenge in the German gaming forum where I got it from said it was introduced in 2003.
https://www.whamageddon.com/ is new to me. They play the "easy" version (December 1st to December 24th) and don't want participants to wham other participants on purpose. Whamming on purpose is the best thing about the whole challenge. The later, the better.
You're telling me it's...ok to get Whammed now?! I don't think I can handle this.
But I'm in if it still counts. Haven't heard the song yet, though I'm treading in hotter water because I like the song and so do a lot of the people I know.
God, I just now remembered we were doing this thing.
Am I way too outside the acceptable "After December 1st" signups time?
I have not heard "Last Christmas" nor Mariah Carey yet at this point.