Christmas With Higgypop

I love everything about Christmas, from the return of classic festive television commercials and the first sip of a Starbucks eggnog latte in a red cup which marks the start of the countdown to Christmas, to decorating the house while listening to classic Christmas song and celebrating with friends and family with a glass of hot mulled wine around the tree on Christmas Day.


John Lewis Christmas Adverts Through The Years

The John Lewis Christmas ads have become a huge part of the countdown to Christmas. Since 2007 their adverts have become something of an annual tradition. The cover versions of songs from the likes of Ellie Goulding have gone on to make it in to the top 40 singles chart off the back of the adverts.

Below is the complete list of all of the John Lewis Christmas ads, for each you'll find the advert as well as the full version of the cover song and the original track.

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Who Will Be Christmas No. 1 This Year?

  • Christmas No. 1 2017

    A complete list of Christmas chart contenders, which includes whoever wins the X Factor, whichever song John Lewis choose to use in their iconic Christmas ad, plus a handful of novelty and charity singles, and possibly some tributes to dead celebrities.

Christmas Number One Songs

The coveted Christmas No. 1 is one of the most sought after chart topping positions of the year.  The song which lands at No. 1 on Christmas Day goes down in musical history at the Christmas No. 1 for that year.  Most years novelty songs, charity songs or songs with a Christmas theme battle it out to claim the top spot.

Below is a list of all the songs which have top the singles chart on Christmas Day in the UK...

Christmas No. 1 2016: Clean Bandit - 'Rockabye Baby'

The complete list of UK Christmas No. 1s, click a song for more details as well as the list of chart contenders who were also vying for the top spot.

1999: Westlife - 'I Have A Dream/Seasons In The Sun'
1998: Spice Girls - 'Goodbye'
1997: Spice Girls - 'Too Much'
1996: Spice Girls - '2 Become 1'
1995: Michael Jackson - 'Earth Song'
1994: Easy 17 - 'Stay Another Day'
1993: Mr. Blobby - 'Mr. Blobby'
1992: Whitney Houston - 'I Will Always Love You'
1991: Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are The Days Of Our Lives'
1990: Cliff Richard - 'Saviour's Day'
1989: Band Aid II - 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'
1988: Cliff Richard - 'Mistletoe And Wine'
1987: Pet Shop Boys - 'Always On My Mind'
1986: Jackie Wilson - 'Reet Petite'
1985: Shakin' Stevens - 'Merry Christmas Everyone'
1984: Band Aid - 'Do They Know It's Christmas'
1983: The Flying Pickets - 'Only You'
1982: Renée And Renato - 'Save Your Love'
1981: The Human League - 'Don't You Want Me'
1980: St. Winifred's School Choir - 'There's No One Quite Like Grandma'
1979: Pink Floyd - 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)'
1978: Boney M - 'Mary's Boy Child'
1977: Wings - 'Mull Of Kintyre/Girl's School'
1976: Johnny Mathis - 'When A Child Is Born (Soleado)'
1975: Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
1974: Mud - 'Lonely This Christmas'
1973: Slade - 'Merry Xmas Everybody'
1972: Jimmy Osmond - 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool'
1971: Benny Hill - 'Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)'
1970: Dave Edmunds - 'I Hear You Knocking'
1969: Rolf Harris - 'Two Little Boys'
1968: The Scaffold - 'Lily The Pink'
1967: The Beatles - 'Hello, Goodbye'
1966: Tom Jones - 'Green, Green Grass Of Home'
1965: The Beatles - 'Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out'
1964: The Beatles - 'I Feel Fine'
1963: The Beatles - 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'
1962: Elvis Presley - 'Return To Sender'
1961: Danny Williams - 'Moon River'
1960: Cliff Richard & The Shadows - 'I Love You'
1959: Emile Ford & The Checkmates - 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?'
1958: Conway Twitty - 'It's Only Make Believe'
1957: Harry Belafonte - 'Mary's Boy Child'
1956: Johnnie Ray - 'Just Walkin' In The Rain'
1955: Dickie Valentine - 'Christmas Alphabet'
1954: Winifred Atwell - 'Let's Have Another Party'
1953: Frankie Laine - 'Answer Me'
1952: Al Martine - 'Here In My Heart'

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My Christmas Video Playlist

  • Higgypop's Christmas Potions

    December 22, 2016 6:10 PM

    Higgypop introduces all of his magical Christmas potions in one festive special. Find out how to make a potion to make it snow, to bring a snowman to life, to summon a Christmas elf or even the big man himself, Santa! And if you're feeling brave, I'll even show you how to make a potion to summon...

  • How To Make A Potion To Summon Krampus On Christmas Eve

    December 15, 2016 6:10 PM

    In this video I'll show you how you can brew a potion to summon Krampus on Christmas Eve. Krampus is a half-man, half-goat, half-demon who is hell bent on destroying Christmas for everyone and punishing children who are on the naughty list... To make this potion you'll need the following - beard...

  • How To Make A Potion To Bring A Snowman To Life

    December 08, 2016 9:10 PM

    In this video I'll show you how you can use some Christmas magic to brew the potion to make a snowman come to life like Olaf from Frozen... You can brew this potions using the following ingredients... Sub-zero iced water Brussel sprouts Chestnuts A slice of a rare Who-roast-beast Eggnog Then the...

  • How To Make A Potion To Summon A Christmas Elf

    December 01, 2016 6:10 PM

    If you're struggling to keep up with house work, school work or community service over the Christmas then you might need an elf to help you... Christmas elves are small, friendly beings who love nothing more than helping humans at Christmas time... First set up your brewing station over a hot to A...

  • How To Make A Potion To Summon Santa Claus

    December 17, 2015 6:10 PM

    Snow is falling and Christmas is near, There’s plenty of magic this time of year. But if Santa’s arrival seems too far away, Then here’s a quick potion to bring him today... First take out your cauldron and dust off the snow. Open some brandy and let spirits flow. Add in a mince pie fresh...

  • How To Make A Snow Potion To Make It Snow

    December 10, 2015 11:10 PM

    Christmas is a magical time of year, the only thing that can make it more special is a blanket of snow on the ground. So in this potion I’ll show you how to summon snow... Chill your cauldron in a freezer over night and then add the following ingredients: 1. A glove 2. Petrified snow flakes 3....

  • Lodrick & Savragob - The Knife Before Christmas

    December 19, 2014 7:36 PM

    ’twas the night before Christmas and Santa was on his way to Kronson to visitation Lodrick and Savragob. They were as excited as a dandy pot and had been waiting all year, but not for their presents, no. Lodrick had an awful idea, a wonderful awful idea... The pair listened with both their and...

  • How To Make A Christmas Spirit Potion

    December 12, 2014 7:36 PM

    Christmas is a magical time of year but not everyone always gets in to the spirit. That's why I'm going to tell you how to spread some cheer with a festive potion... You'll need: 1. A sprig of ivy 2. A holly leaf 3. A cinnamon stick 4. Cat waste 5. Vodka Bottle the potion and spray it around to...

  • How To Make Homemade Christmas Gifts On A Budget

    December 04, 2014 7:36 PM

    Give a loved one an old pair of socks and some sticky tape, they can use it to create their own emergency eye ball catching system by taping the socks under their eyes... A great homemade gift idea for someone with a sweet tooth, perhaps a child or badminton player is a chocolate shoe. Simply in...

  • A Christmas Curse

    December 04, 2007 2:55 PM

    It's here, the Higgypop Christmas special! Higgy is taught the true meaning of Christmas after being cursed by a festive fairy! Thanks to Andy and Raven Lilly for providing voice, check out Lilly's channel... http://www. youtube. com/ravenlillysoa Thanks for watching and merry Christmas!!...

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The Best Of My Christmas Stuff

  • 10 Best Advent Calendars For 2017

    November 08, 2017 6:00 AM

    If you want something a little more exciting than a tiny bite of cheap chocolate behind each of the doors of your advent calendar this year, then here's the ten best advent calendars from affordable but different, through to luxury, as well as some unique and different options.

  • The Rise Of The Chrowl

    December 05, 2016 7:52 PM

    Reindeers used to pretty much have an exclusive affinity with Christmas but in recent years Rudolf and friends have been pushed aside in favour of a new chief festive animal, the owl.

  • Sainsbury Christmas Ad 2016 Featuring The Gogglebox Cast

    November 19, 2016 2:12 PM

    As Christmas ads become a traditional part of the countdown to Christmas the pressure is on for brands and advertisers to come up with a festive commercial which wows the audience and Sainsbury's tie in with Gogglebox has come out on top this year.

  • London Christmas Lights 2015 Higlights

    December 13, 2015 11:30 AM

    As you probably know, I'm a bit of a fan of Christmas, especially when it comes to lights. I've always been obsessed with lights so in December when the whole city gets covered in them, I get a little excited and take a lot of photos.

  • The countdown to Red Cups

    November 07, 2011 11:31 PM

    I built a fan site to celebrate the return of Starbucks' Christmas drinks and it went viral.

  • Christmas movie planning

    November 02, 2010 12:35 AM

    I need to put some serious thought in to this year's Christmas movie schedule.

The Atheist's Guide to Christmas.


42 atheist celebrities, comedians, scientists and writers give their funny and serious tips for enjoying the Christmas season. When the Atheist Bus Campaign was first launched, over Gbp150,000, was raised in four days - enough to place the advert 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life' on 800 Uk buses in January 2009. Now dozens of atheist writers, comedians and scientists are joining together to raise money for a very different cause. The Atheist's Guide to Christmas is a funny, thoughtful handbook all about enjoying Christmas, from 42 of the world's most entertaining atheists. It features everything from an atheist Christmas miracle to a guide to the best Christmas pop hits, and contributors include Richard Dawkins, Charlie Brooker, Derren Brown, Ben Goldacre, Jenny Colgan, David Baddiel, Simon Singh, Ac Grayling, Brian Cox and Richard Herring. The full book advance and all royalties will go to the Uk Hiv charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

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