People Have Created A Competition To Avoid Hearing ‘Last Christmas’ Called ‘Whamageddon’—And We’re Already Playing

This holiday season, how would you like to take part in a ferocious competition that is already under way all across the globe? If this sounds like something you want to do, you’ve come to the right place!

What is this competition?

To be the very last person to hear the song Last Christmas by Wham! during the festive season.

The contest, known as Whamageddon, sees music fans try to avoid hearing the classic track from December 1st to midnight on Christmas Eve.

According to the rules on the official Whamageddon website, only the original counts – cover versions are fine – and you’re out as soon as you recognize the song.

Once you hear the song, you take your place among other fallen warriors in Whamhalla.

So far, contestants are being knocked out in all sorts of different locations:

Others are still in – but only just:

Some people are coming up with tactics so they can avoid hearing the song as long as possible”

Words to live by!

Meanwhile, some were studiously ignoring the PvP guidelines and turning the competition into war:

But of course, the game’s not for everyone – especially Wham! fans.

If all that has left you desperate to hear Last Christmas, here it is in all its glory – don’t worry, it’s the Ariana Grande cover so you’re safe to listen.

Still need more? Several other artists, including Billie Piper, Hilary Duff, Taylor Swift, and even the cast of Glee have all covered this song, and you can listen to any of those versions and still stay in the competition.

Good luck!

A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.