Christmas music, while comforting, isn’t always the most challenging of genres. Yes, we all love classics like “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” or “Winter Wonderland,” but after hearing them for the umpteenth time in December, one starts to yearn for something a little more interesting. Luckily, [esq]ape’s cover of “Last Christmas” serves as the musical gift I didn’t even realize I’d needed until it landed in my lap. A smooth jazz-style sax takes the melodic lead in this reimagining of Wham!’s Christmas hit, while a minimalist beat reminiscent of Blood Orange sets the scene for [esq]ape’s original spoken-word verses. Listen as you trim the tree, and check out [esq]ape on Facebook.