Robbie Williams has released the best original Christmas song in years

13 November 2019, 10:59

By Tom Eames

Robbie Williams is preparing to release first Christmas album next week, and if this song is anything to go by, Michael Bublé should be worried.

The Christmas Present will be a double album of Christmas tunes, combining covers of festive favourites and brand new tracks.

Robbie has unveiled four songs so far, including covers of Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' with Jamie Cullum and 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' with Bryan Adams, and original song 'Let's Not Go Shopping'.

The fourth song, however, is a particularly brilliant slice of Christmas pop that deserves to become a modern classic.

Listen to 'Rudolph' below:

Robbie Williams | Rudolph (Official Lyric Video)

'Rudolph' sees Robbie take on the Santa Claus role, as he travels around the world with his trusty 'Rudy' guiding the way.

Cleverly using elements of 'Carol of the Bells', the song is instantly familiar while also sounding brand new.

Meanwhile, Robbie has also announced an ITV special. It's Not the Robbie Williams Christmas Show will see the former Take That star take to the stage for a one-off special, to be shown in December.

Filmed this month at the newly-restored Alexandra Palace Theatre, viewers will be treated to an evening of music and entertainment from Robbie and special guests.

Robbie releases his first Christmas album on November 22, which he hopes will knock Michael Bublé "off his perch".

Robbie has also announced a brand new UK tour date for this December, called The Robbie Williams Christmas Party, taking place at The SSE Arena in Wembley on December 16, 2019.