December 14, 2010 - submitted by Astrid, Colombia

Q. Dear Oracle!

2 questions!
1. Is this the first time that Coldplay release a song for Christmas?
2. Which scene of Harry Potter 7 was your favorite?

Thanks lovely oracle!


The Oracle replies:

Although there have been Christmas songs recorded that have featured around the festive period this is the first time the band have officially released a song for Christmas.
The other tracks that have been available on CD (but not an EMI release) are Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2000) & 2000 Miles (2003).
If you're looking for other Coldplay Christmas related stuff you can certainly find their Christmas messages of bygone times as well as Christmas songs they have performed on the radio and at live shows...

My favourite scene in Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows part I is without a doubt the animation during Hermione's reading of the Tale of the Three Brothers. That sequence was stunningly designed and directed by Ben Hibon by the way.