Video: The Birth Of A Celtic Christmas Classic

Back when fans could attend games, Christmas was always an interesting time at Celtic Park as the songbook was given a shake up. We have heard remixes of Snow is falling all around us, Jingle bells, and perhaps best of all – Last Christmas.

The Last Christmas song was first heard from Celtic supporters in Zagreb during a Europa League match in December 2014.

The lyrics were quickly adapted to incoporate the name of Celtic’s Manager – Ronny Deila:

And that tradition has continued until fans were locked out of stadiums this year:

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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