It’s tradition for Scott to play the first Christmas song of the year around about now on Radio 1, but this year’s listener reaction seemed significantly more negative.
Perhaps it was the heatwave we’ve had this September, but playing Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You didn’t have the desired effect.
X Factor might be back on our screens, the Christmas shopping might have started, the dark nights might have arrived, and it might be less than 100 days away. But listeners were not ready for the festive cheer on a Friday afternoon.
#MillsChristmas was soon trending on Radio 1 with people threatening to switch off. Some because they didn’t want to hear the Christmas music, others because they simple LOVE the festive period, and wanted to hear more.
YAAAAS #millschristmas 🍾🍺🍰😄😄😄
— Scott Mills (@scott_mills) September 16, 2016
@scott_mills Scott I can't believe you just did that! I was happy that it's Friday but now I'm sad!!
— Sarah Simpson (@SarahSimpson_24) September 16, 2016
— Maxi Photography (@maxiphotography) September 16, 2016
@scott_mills I officially ❤️you! 100 sleeps 🎄🎉🎅🏻☃
— Michelle Bignell (@shelleyroo19) September 16, 2016
— Matt Robey (@RobeyMatt) September 16, 2016
@scott_mills IN THE NAME OF HARAMBE, I DARE U TO PLAY ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SONG, I AM TALKING SCORCHED EARTH, OPEN WOUNDS, SALT & VINEGAR!!!!!!
— Joe Henson (@Joe_H04) September 16, 2016
— WENDY LORIMER (@Wendyboop82) September 16, 2016
— Chris White (@chriswvtr) September 16, 2016
I've just seen tweets RE All I Want For Xmas Is U playing on Radio 1, so now I'm listening to Christmas Hits on Spotify, I hope ur all happy
— Lottie L'Amour ✨ (@Lottie_Lamour) September 16, 2016
@scott_mills you sir are a legend!!!! Christmas vibes in September! 🎅🏼⛄️🎄
— Becca (@Beccalammy5) September 16, 2016
— Unofficial Mills (@unofficialmills) September 16, 2016