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The twenty best Christmas singles… ever


Today is formally the first day of Advent, the start of the Christmas season. So, to kick off, here’s my list of the twenty best Christmas singles ever written:

  1. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty McColl
  2. Merry Christmas, Everybody – Slade
  3. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard
  4. Saviour’s Day – Cliff Richard (less popular, but far better, than Mistletoe and Wine)
  5. I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake
  6. Happy Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  7. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  8. One More Sleep ’til Christmas – The Muppets
  9. Stop The Cavalry – Jona Lewie
  10. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
  11. Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid (the 1984 original, not the rather pants 1989 and 2004 remakes)
  12. In Dulci Jubilo – Mike Oldfield
  13. Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) – The Darkness
  14. Walking In The Air – Aled Jones
  15. er….
  16. …that’s it
  17. unless you include Last Christmas by Wham!…
  18. …which is probably fair enough, even though George Michael is incredibly irritating
  19. but definitely not the Frog Chorus…
  20. …or any other attempt by Paul McCartney to write something festive.