January 6, 2010 - submitted by Wes, Australia

Q. Dear Oracle, I was listening to one of my Mum's average Christmas cds, and it got me thinking. has Coldplay ever done any covers of Christmas songs? if not then could Coldplay make one to save me from next years Christmas?

The Oracle replies:

Yes they have done covers of Christmas songs. Apart from at seasonal live shows (The Pogues/Kirsty MacColl's classic Fairytale Of New York and more recently John Lennon's War Is Over) there have been 2 recorded covers.
There's a beautiful version of The Pretenders' 2000 Miles and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas that appeared on their Mince Spies CD.
Many of you have asked about the Christmas song that was referred to on the 60 Minutes documentary so who knows, maybe one day... Let's hope so!
FYI: Click through to our Timeline and select Nov/Dec 2003 and you can hear Coldplay's cover of 2000 Miles and read Chris's thoughts on Christmas songs...