Coldplay Share a Special Christmas Song With Aussie Fans: Watch

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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at Allianz Stadium on Dec. 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

Coldplay love visiting Australia, particularly when the sun is baking, the beers are cold and the Christmas vibe is all around. 

Chris Martin and co. wrapped their multi-date Head Full of Dreams tour of Australasia on Wednesday (Dec. 14) with the second of two shows at Sydney’s Alliance Stadium. As a special festive thank-you, the British four-piece gave the gift no-one saw coming: an Australia-themed Christmas song. 

“Coming to Australia is such a treat so it’s time we wrote a song specifically for Australia,” Martin told the audience on closing night. 

Coldplay’s “Christmas With The Kangaroos” probably won’t spring into many December playlists, but its amusing rollcall of all-things-Aussie – from Mick "Crocodile" Dundee to Kylie Minogue and retired cricket star Shane Warne -- was lapped up by the Sydney crowd. 

“Well they say Christmas here is much more fun/We got surfing, we got sun/Christmas here is sweet as a peach/Open presents on the beach/We’ve got barbies, we’ve got beer, Santa wishes he lives here/Loads of laughter, loads of booze/Christmas with the Kangaroos," Martin sings.

Now that’s the spirit. 

Watch the video below. 


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