Now an annual tradition, the best John Lewis Christmas advert songs have provided us with some stunning and moving cover versions.
The UK’s Christmas number ones have ranged from classic holiday tunes to some surprisingly unseasonal songs. Here’s a complete run-down.
Christmas is a time for surprises – and the biggest Christmas songs to never make No.1 still have us looking back on the charts in disbelief.
Wizzard’s Phil Spector-esque bid for Yuletide glory, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday remains a timeless seasonal classic.
From nostalgic indie-rock to punky expressions of festive angst, the best alternative Christmas songs make for a cool Yuletide soundtrack.
Plenty of Yuletide records are disposable, but the best Christmas albums really do capture the magic of the holiday season.
Kylie Minogue and Christmas – it’s an obvious combination, but it took three decades for the Princess Of Pop to record her Christmas album.
In emulating his crooner heroes with the ‘Christmas’ album, Michael Bublé created a cracker of his very own.
They were rowdy, rebellious and volatile, but Shane MacGowan and co built their catalogue to last – as the best Pogues songs attest.
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