The UK’s Christmas number ones have ranged from classic holiday tunes to some surprisingly unseasonal songs. Here’s a complete run-down.
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.
An enduring Yuletide chestnut, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas has become one of Michael Bublé’s signature songs.
Songs of good cheer with serious messages to impart, the best Christmas carols are winter warmers that never fail to lift the spirits.
Believed to be the first Christmas song ever recorded, Jingle Bells was not even originally written for the holiday season.
From festive celebrations to seasonal sass and holiday heartbreak, the best Christmas songs cover all the Yuletide bases.
Now an annual tradition, the best John Lewis Christmas advert songs have provided us with some stunning and moving cover versions.
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.
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