Chris Martin and company issued their contribution to the Christmas canon earlier this month. “Christmas Lights” was released as a single and quickly followed by an equally cheerful video.
This past Sunday night in Liverpool, Coldplay whipped the tune out for the first time live. Featuring Take That‘s Gary Barlow, it turns into quite the arm waving sing-along:
Unfortunately, Coldplay’s treacle sweet single didn’t even make the top 10 in the race for the UK’s Christmas #1. That honor goes to X-Factor winner Matt Cardle and his cover of “When We Collide” by Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro.