2008 Christmas No. 1: Alexandra Burke - ‘Hallelujah'

Following her X Factor win, Alexandra was 2008's Christmas No. 1 with her winner's song, a cover of Leonard Cohen's 1984 hit 'Hallelujah'.

Alexandra Burke - ‘Hallelujah'

The single broke a European sales record after selling over 105,000 digital downloads in just one day, breaking the previous record set by Leona Lewis. Alexandra sold 576,000 copies in its first week, becoming the fastest-selling single released by a woman in the United Kingdom.

2008 Christmas Chart Contenders

Who else was in the running for the coveted Christmas No. 1 spot in 2008? Check out the full list of Christmas chart contenders below...

Jeff Buckley - 'Hallelujah'

Fans of the Jeff Buckley version of 'Hallelujah' rallied together to get his version in to the Christmas chart. The song landed at No. 2 behind Alexandra.

Geraldine McQueen - 'Once Upon a Christmas Song'

There was also a song from a spoof talent show in the Christmas top 10 from Peter Kay's alter-ego, Geraldine McQueen. The song featured in 'Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice'.

Sir Terry Wogan & Aled Jones - 'Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth'

Sir Terry Wogan and Aled Jones also managed to make it in to the Christmas chart with a festive collaboration.

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