December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)" is a holiday single released by George Michael on December 25th, 2008. The track was originally announced during one of the last dates on George Michael's 25 Live tour. The track was available for free on George Michael's official website on December 25th and December 26th of 2008. It is scheduled to be released commercially in December 13, 2009.
The track was written by George Michael and longtime writing partner David Austin.
David Austin confirmed that the song had originally been written with the Spice Girls in mind. After a few failed deadlines, the song was going to be given to Michael Buble but George Michael decided to keep it for himself.
The song features a sample from the Frank Sinatra recording "Christmas Waltz".
I take it this was written years ago then? I can't believe someone would write this recently with the idea that the Spice Girls would release it now?