List Of Christmas Number 1s & Contenders

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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...

Who Will Be Christmas No. 1 This Year?

  • Christmas No. 1 2017

    Ed Sheeran has an incredible 2017, which included a headline set at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, so it's only fitting that he was crowned with the Christmas No. 1 honour.

Christmas No. 1 2017: Ed Sheeran - 'Perfect'

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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