The Let Me Entertain You hitmaker has put a light spin on the devastating events of the year, giving mention to the coronavirus pandemic and the government’s handling of the health crisis.
In the hilarious visuals, directed by Dan Massie, Robbie is first seen wearing a Christmas jumper while knitting and singing lyrics such as: ‘Oh what a miserable year / But what a time to be alive,’ and, ‘So I wonder who’s gonna decide / If we can do the Auld Lang Syne.’
Other lyrics summing up the events of 2020, include: ‘So what are we to do, about your FaceTimes and your Zooms?’
It’s not long before he’s standing behind the podium in full costume as the Prime Minister, acting out one of the many press conferences the nation has sat down to watch during the pandemic.
We’re talking a blonde wig and even two sidekicks impersonating Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Witty. Rather than looking at reporters on the screen, ‘Boris’ and his advisors are watching the real Robbie in his Christmas jumper.
The former Take That singer later takes inspiration from Queen’s famous Bohemian Rhapsody scene where Freddie Mercury and co. are nothing more but floating heads in the darkness.
In another brilliant scene, Robbie (as Boris) is joined by ‘Theresa May’ for a dance around Downing Street.
Honestly, who does it better – Matt Lucas or Robbie?
In addition to providing light relief, the song also inspires hope for the future as it ends: ‘The people gonna need something to believe in, after a year of being in / We’ve all missed this, so here’s our wish list / You can’t stop Christmas time.’
Can’t Stop Christmas features on Robbie’s first ever festive album The Christmas Present, which reached number one last year.
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