Robbie Williams and Britney Spears almost recorded a Fairytale of New York cover 4 months ago

Robbie Williams and Britney Spears almost recorded a Fairytale of New York cover

Alright sorry, but imagine.

You're hanging out in your gaff. It's Christmas time. The radio is on. You're relaxed, chilled out, not a care in the world.

Then you hear it: Robbie Williams and Britney Spears' cover of The Pogue's festive hit, 'Fairytale of New York.'

It's haunting, it's poignant, it's the Christmas song that we had been promised all those many years ago - but we never got, because it doesn't exist.

Oh, what could have been.

At least, that's according to Robbie himself who recently revealed that he asked Britney to duet with him on the track alá Kirsty MacColl.. only to have her decline.

Yes, really.

“I asked Britney Spears to duet with me on 'Fairytale of New York,'" he told The Sun. 

“She said no. What a lovely story. She’s not working right now. She’s having a rest. Maybe it’ll happen in the future.”

Yeah, Robbie. Maybe.

There are a plethora of reasons as to why Britney may have declined Robbie's offer.

She could be, as he jovially put, "having a rest." She might hate Christmas. Or she could be entirely opposed to the use of the F-word in the public sphere.

Whatever the reason, we're sure a lot of people are going to be only devastated to hear about the cover that could have been.

They're around here somewhere. Swear.