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Years active2010–present
Playing time1–24 December
(Christmas season)
Random chancePartially
Skill(s) requiredStrategy

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Whamageddon is a game played during the 24 days before Christmas Eve in which players try to go from December 1 to the start of Christmas Eve as per European celebrations on the 24th December (midnight on the 24th December or 24:00 on the 24th of December) without hearing 'Last Christmas' by Wham! If the player hears the song between those days, they are out of the game and have to post '#Whamageddon' on social media to indicate that they have lost. The exceptions to this game are that the player can only listen to remixes and cover versions of the song. Whilst not encouraged on the website, but technically still a part of the rules, a player can send another player the song, or play it to them so that the other player loses the game, although Whamageddon is described as a Survival game, as opposed to a Battle royale game.[1][2][3][4][5]


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One of the earliest versions of Whamageddon appeared on online internet forumGTPlanet in 2010, under the name 'GTPlanet vs. Wham! - Last Christmas'. The rules are nearly the same, apart from the game having no defined start date and ending at midnight on 31 December, and the presence of the song within the discussion thread itself being prohibited.[6] Comments from the site's users indicate the game had been played previously on other sites, so it's unlikely that this was the genesis.

In 2016, a Facebook page was created for Whamageddon under its new name and revised dates that the player takes part from.[7] In 2017, the game gained a small amount of publicity on Boing Boing and Lifehacker.[8][9] In December 2018, British stand-up comedian, Romesh Ranganathan posted a tweet explaining the rules of Whamageddon to his 416,000+ Twitter followers.[10] Because of Romesh's tweet, mainstream and local news websites online also picked up on the popularity of the game.[11][12][13][14]

Whamageddon is featured each year on PrimordialRadio[15][16] as part of Dewsbury's afternoon show. This has daily updates from the radio stations' community for the losers and survivors.


Rules adapted from the official website of Whamageddon.[17]

  • The player must go as long as possible without hearing Wham!'s Christmas song, 'Last Christmas'
  • The game starts on the 1st of December and ends midnight of the 24th of December
  • Only the original version of 'Last Christmas' applies, the player can listen to remixes and covers of the song
  • The player is out as soon as they recognise the original version of the song
  • The player must post '#Whamageddon' on social media as soon as they lose the game
  • Players can play on a 'player vs player' if they wish, by sending links to the song to friends to try and get them out of the game, yet it is not encouraged
  • Playing 'Last Christmas' outside another competitors house is considered dastardly and should be avoided.

Once a player has lost they are sent to 'Whamhalla'.[17]

Usual places where players get knocked out tend to be cafes, shopping centres, drive-time radio, and Christmas work parties. When a player is unexpectedly knocked out, this is known as a 'Whambush'.

Alternative variations[edit]

Other variations of this game exist, based on other Christmas songs. One features 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues, and originated on Twitter in 2016. The only rules that apply to this version of the game is no 'Poguerolling' (sending the link to friends online intentionally). As with Whamageddon, the player is out as soon as they recognise the song and accidentally hear it, whether it is in a supermarket or on the radio, or in another public place.

Since the death of Wham's George Michael on Christmas Day in 2016, the GTPlanet forums has transitioned using to Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas is You' as an alternative challenge.[18] This version of the game is termed 'ApoCareypse', and all of the original rules apply.

In New Zealand, Snoopy's Christmas is sometimes used as the featured song.

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Another version is WhamHunter where players get a point each time they hear it. This allows enjoyment of Christmas music and not having to worry when walking through a shopping centre or when the radio is playing in the car. The only rule is hearing it must be organic (ie dont have it on repeat).

See also[edit]


  1. ^'Whamageddon'. www.whamageddon.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^'Are you playing Whamageddon? The fight to avoid hearing Last Christmas is on'. www.irishnews.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  3. ^Herbert, Tom (5 December 2018). 'Here's how to play Whamageddon'. www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. ^Mason, Alistair. 'Are you playing Whamageddon? The fight to avoid hearing Last Christmas is on'. www.independent.ie. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. ^'Whamageddon is the Christmas game you've never heard of but everyone is playing'. www.heart.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  6. ^'GTPlanet vs. Wham! - Last Christmas - GTPlanet'. www.gtplanet.net. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  7. ^'Whamageddon - Posts'. www.facebook.com. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  8. ^Douglas, Nick. 'Win This Game by Never Hearing Wham's 'Last Christmas''. www.lifehacker.com. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  9. ^Blazenhoff, Rusty. 'Goodbye LDB game, Hello Whamageddon'. www.boingboing.net. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  10. ^Ranganathan, Romesh (30 November 2018). 'Romesh Ranganathan on Twitter'. www.twitter.com. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  11. ^'Are you playing Whamageddon?'. www.theguideliverpool.co.uk. 4 December 2018. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  12. ^Association 2018, Press. 'Are you playing Whamageddon? The fight to avoid hearing Last Christmas is on'. www.worcesternews.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  13. ^Fry, Ben. '#Whamageddon'. www.ministerfm.com. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  14. ^Murphy, Sandra. 'Are You Playing Whamageddon? Avoiding George Michael Is Tough!'. www.extra.ie. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  15. ^'Primordial Radio - Rock, Metal and Beyond'. Primordial Radio - Rock, Metal and Beyond. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  16. ^'Primordial Radio', Wikipedia, 2019-02-05, retrieved 2019-12-17
  17. ^ ab'Whamageddon'. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  18. ^'GTPlanet vs. Mariah Carey [2019]'. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
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Often, when head college coaches leave for another school, they’re not the ones who break the news to their players.

And while it’s been that way for decades, in a world of a 24-hour news cycle, social media and cell phones they likely would have never had the chance to anyway.

Especially if they’re careless enough to discard of their Christmas tree weeks before Christmas.

So after reports — including this one from USA TODAY Sports — were published that Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, at least one FSU player took to Twitter, seemingly shocked at the news.

To which one NFL QB responded:

His teammates also reacted:

While of course there is a small chance Francois was just talking about something else going on his life on Twitter, if we’re correct in our assumption that he was directing his disappointment at his now-former coach, he certainly wouldn’t be the first college player to deal with that.

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Plaxico Burress, for example, at least as of 2015 hadn’t forgiven Nick Saban for leaving his team before their bowl game:

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But there’s always a chance they’ll understand one day. “As an older man I got a different approach to it — I understand the business of it now,” Gari Scott, one of Burress’ Spartans teammates told me in 2015 when recounting that moment. “But as a younger man and a player he recruited it was a little surprising at the time.”

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