This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

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This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Kizyr » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:29 pm

Hi everyone! I thought I'd bring over a challenge that I first heard about over on the OCReMix forums here. Briefly put, it's The Wham! Challenge, and the rules are pretty simple. Basically, the song "Last Christmas" by Wham! is played, well, everywhere. The goal is to go the entire Christmas season without once hearing it -- when you do, that's when you've been Whammed.

So here are the rules:
  • From 12:00am on November 23rd (the Friday after Thanksgiving -- so that's midnight tonight), until 12:00am December 25th (Christmas Day), you cannot hear any part of the song Last Christmas by Wham! That means if you hear it tonight before midnight, or on Christmas Day, you're fine; any time between then, you've lost.
  • Only the actual song counts. Any remixes or covers, hearing someone sing it in person (unless it's George Michael), or hearing a muzak or instrumental version, doesn't cost you the game.
  • Even if you hear just a few seconds of the song, as soon as you recognize it as Last Christmas, you've lost.

Remember that it doesn't matter how or where you hear the song. If it's on the radio, in a mall over the loudspeaker, or Jenner tricks you into clicking a YouTube link, you still lose. Once you lose, post in this thread to let us know when you've been Whammed.

Let's go! KF

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Werefrog » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:58 am

Challenge accepted. I was at the supermarket yesterday and somehow didn't hear this song (the only song I actually remember was that Christmasy Joni Mitchell song off Blue). Last Christmas I gave you my heart. Something, something, something.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Dark_Fairy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:40 am

Considering that I work in Hallmark in a mall, where we not only are playing Christmas music in the store, but the mall is also now playing Christmas music, I already know that there is no way I can even begin to do this challenge. XD

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Sonic# » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:30 pm

I actually don't recognize this song by its name, though I'm sure I've heard it before. I've looked up the lyrics now, to have a reasonable chance of recognizing it.

Challenge accepted.
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby WD RPG WD » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI Click this link for an amazing Christmas song, Kizyr.


I'm in.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Werefrog » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:45 pm

Okay, so far so good. Made it to the grocery store without hearing it. The next challenge is going to be school. They listen to an easy listening station at lunch, and I don't want to isolate myself for a silly Internet contest. We'll have to see how this works.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby WD RPG WD » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:37 am

That was quick.. I'm out. ::shrugs::

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby parappa » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:34 pm

This is an awesome idea. I'll give it a try. I don't expect to last long, though.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby jay_are » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:06 am

That's impossible and unfair!! :lol: How can anyone avoid this song?
It should be 3 to 5 seconds maximum of playing before losing so you have time to avoid and run FAR.
I hadnt heard it yet until i clicked a link a few seconds ago. *sigh* Does it count?

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Werefrog » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:43 am

jay_are wrote:That's impossible and unfair!! :lol: How can anyone avoid this song?
It should be 3 to 5 seconds maximum of playing before losing so you have time to avoid and run FAR.
I hadnt heard it yet until i clicked a link a few seconds ago. *sigh* Does it count?


Did you hear it? If you did, it counts. Until Christmas, I'll be muting my computer every time I click on a link on this site.

Don't feel bad. I don't expect to last very long once I go back to school tomorrow. So how long until Jenner makes this Kizyr's ringtone? Sleep with one eye open, Kizyr.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby jay_are » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:16 am

Werefrog wrote:Did you hear it? If you did, it counts. Until Christmas, I'll be muting my computer every time I click on a link on this site.
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Yeah I did for 2 seconds just to recognize it, because see, I needed to make sure what song (or version) it was first. I didn't remember the artist for this song... :cry:

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Alunissage » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:58 am

Indeed. I think I can guarantee a win for this as I have no idea what this song is. :P So, no chance of recognizing it.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Kizyr » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:38 pm

Addenda, just for this contest:
1) You can listen to the song once and only once via the above link just so that you can recognize it.
2) You have to be able to recognize the song (meaning you have to have heard it at least once some time in the past) to join

There, that should improve it. KF

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby jay_are » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:49 pm

Good! Yeah I know this song VERY well, even hearing less than a second.

And I dont like it. :lol:

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Shiva Indis » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:06 am

So I'll be trying to avoid one of the few Christmas songs I like??

...Challenge accepted.
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Kaiya-Sky » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:36 pm

I hope that i don't have to listen to that song at all this year, so I'm in! I'm usually good at avoiding Christmas music.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Werefrog » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:00 am

I'm doing pretty well!

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Sonic# » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:31 pm

Every time I put the radio on scan, it's like roulette. I've heard a few Christmas songs, but not that one.
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Werefrog » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:47 pm

I don't listen to the radio, but this is how it is when I'm at the grocery store.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby WhiteKnightLeo » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:31 am

I made it until noon on 12/5 -_-....playing the radio while making crafts with students in my Sp.Ed. class!
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