British pop star George Michael is hoping for Christmas chart success when he re-releases one of his biggest hits.
The singer is teaming up with former Wham! bandmate ANDREW RIDGELEY to re-release the group's 1984 hit LAST CHRISTMAS as a download-only track later this month (16DEC06).
But the pair will face stiff competition from pop ringtone sensation Crazy Frog, who releases his cover of the song five days earlier on 11 December (06).
Wham!'s festive release was thought to coincide with a rumoured Wham! reunion on 17 December (06), but Michael has denied the claims.
Ridgeley was expected to join the star on stage at London's Wembley Arena as part of Michael's first UK tour in 15 years.