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The Greatest Christmas Songs

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Merry Xmas Everybody (1973)
Reached number 1 in the UK and stayed there until mid January. Often named the best Christmas song of all time, definitely my favourite.
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Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Fairytale of New York (1987)
Featuring Kirsty MacColl, it reached number 1 in Ireland and number 2 in the UK. Often referred to as one of, if not the, greatest Christmas song of all time.

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I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (1973)
Lost out on a Christmas number 1 to Slade and their 'Merry Xmas Everybody' but still reached number 4.

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Proper Crimbo (2003)
Written by the wirtters for Bo' Selecta! performed by Leigh Francis as Craig David and Michael Jackson. It peaked at number 3 and stayed in the charts for 9 weeks.

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Average listal rating (603 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 0
All I Want for Christmas Is You (1994)
It reached number 2 in the charts and was the front single for Mariah Carey's Christmas Album, it has been described by critics as one of the few modern holiday songs that is actually good.

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Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (1972)
featuring & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.
The song peaked at number 4 when release and then when re-released after Lennon's murder it reached number 2.

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Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1987)
This was a Comic Relief song done with comedian Mel Smith and reached number 3 in the UK.

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Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984)

Vocals by: Adam Clayton, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Steve Norman, Chris Cross, John Taylor, Paul Young, Tony Hadley, Glenn Gregory, Simon Le Bon, Jim Kerr, Simon Crowe, Marilyn, Keren Woodward, Martin Kemp, Jody Watley, Bono, Paul Weller, James "J.T." Taylor, George Michael, Midge Ure, Martyn Ware,John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Sting, Pete Briquette, Francis Rossi, Robert 'Kool' Bell, Andy Taylor, Jon Moss, Rick Parfitt, Nick Rhodes, Johnny Fingers, David Bowie, Boy George, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney.

Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for famine relief. It reached number 1 in the UK and stayed there for five weeks, it became the biggest selling single in UK Singles Chart history, selling a million copies in the first week alone. It was re done in 1989 and 2004 to continue raising money for famine relief.



Do They Know It's Christmas? (1989)
Also reached number 1.

Vocals by: Bananarama, Big Fun, Bros, Cathy Dennis, D Mob, Jason Donovan, Kevin Godley, Glen Goldsmith, Kylie Minogue, The Pasadenas, Chris Rea, Cliff Richard, Jimmy Somerville, Sonia, Lisa Stansfield, Technotronic, Wet Wet Wet.


Do They Know It's Christmas? (2004)
Also reached number 1.

Vocals by: Bono, Daniel Bedingfield, Natasha Bedingfield, Busted, Chris Martin, Dido, Melbourne, Dizzee Rascal, Ms Dynamite, Skye Edwards, Estelle, Neil Hannon, Justin Hawkins, Jamelia, Tom Chaplin, Tim Rice-Oxley, Beverley Knight, Lemar, Shaznay Lewis, Katie Melua, Róisín Murphy, Feeder, Snow Patrol, Rachel Stevens, Joss Stone, Sugababes, The Thrills, Turin Brakes, Robbie Williams, Will Young, Fran Healy.
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Last Christmas (1984)
It reached number 2 in the UK as Band Aids 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' claimed number 1, however Wham! member George was a member of Band Aid anyway. Wham! also donated the royalties of 'Last Christmas' to the same cause as Band Aid.

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Merry Christmas Everyone (1985)
Released a year after recording to avoid clashing with Band Aid, it reached number 1.

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Christmas Tree (2008)
featuring Space Cowboy, it reached 23 in the US. It is an elctro dance take on a christmas song.

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Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo.
This is from the South Park episode 'Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics' (Season 3, Episode 15).

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Stop the Cavalry (1980)
Reached number 3, behind only the re-releases of John Lennon after his murder.

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Wonderful Christmastime (1979)
It only reached number 6 on its year of release however it is estimated that Paul McCartney makes $400,000 per year from this song as it recieves airtime every year and there have been many covers.

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A cover of Walking In The Air (1985) from The Snowman.
Not the official single from The Snowman however Aled did a cover after.
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A list of my favourite Christmas Songs!

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