Why do so many artists think Christmas No 1 is an honour?

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Okay pop-pickers, here’s a little quiz which involves a trip down Memory Lane.

All you have to do is tell me what the following records have in common:

Long Haired Lover from Liverpool (Little Jimmy Osmond), Two Little Boys (Rolf Harris), Save Your Love (Renee and Renato), Can We Fix It? (Bob the Builder), Mr Blobby (Mr Blobby), There’s No One Quite Like Grandma (St Winifred’s School Choir) and That’s My Goal (Shayne Ward).

That’s right, these magnificent anthems all held the No 1 spot in the charts over Christmas. Given the company they are going to keep, I remain puzzled as to why so many artists continue to regard this position of festive pre-eminence as such a special honour.

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