These are the top 10 Christmas songs of all time - according to our readers

DECEMBER is in full swing and it is now perfectly justifiable to blast out the Christmas tunes.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 5:25 pm
A photo collage of some of our readers' top 10 Christmas songs of all time

From Little Drummer Boy to Last Christmas, we’ve all got our festive favourites, but which seasonal song is the very best of all time?

To find out we asked our readers on Facebook – and this photo gallery counts down their top 10 choices.

On this page you’ll find songs 10 to 7. Keep reading to find out what made number 1.

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Coming in at number 10 is Stop the Cavalry, which peaked at number three in the UK singles chart. It was kept off the top spot by re-released John Lennon songs, following the Beatle's murder in 1980.

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Puerto Rican singer-songwriterJose Feliciano made our number nine spot. Feliz Navidad translates from Spanish as Merry Christmas, and this tune of the same name peaked at 54th in the UK charts

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Coming in at number eight is Nat King Cole. He originally recorded The Christmas Song in 1946 but it was re-released in 1961 for his only Christmas album, The Magic of Christmas. The song peaked at 51st in the UK charts.
Megastars David Bowie and Bing Crosby combined to great aplomb to re-record this 1941 Ian Fraser song in 1982. It peaked at number three in the UK singles chart - and makes number seven on our list!
On to number six now and, already, Bing is back. This is actually the best-selling single of all time and it has the Guinness World Record to prove it, shifting more than 50million copies. It was recorded before charts were created.
Now, to the top five. This track peaked at 53 in the UK charts but has charted in the Top 40 every year since 2007, when it peaked at number 33. Many also love the film of the same name.
Greg Lake supposedly didn't write this to be a Christmas song, instead pitching it as a protest tune about the commercialisation of the festive period. It reached number two in the UK charts and is our readers' fourth favourite Christmas song.
Ranking third is this track, recorded in a single day in 1984 by the supergroup Band Aid. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure wrote the song in reaction to television reports of famine in Ethiopia, between 1983 and 1985. It stayed at number one in the UK singles chart for five weeks.
Released in the same year as Do They Know it's Christmas?, readers say Last Christmas is the second-best Christmas song of all time. It was the most-played Christmas song of the 21st Century in the UK until 2015.
Leading the charge by dozens of votes is Fairytale of New York - the tune our readers say is the best Christmas song of all time. It was this song that claimed Wham!'s Last Christmas' spot as the UK's most-played Christmas song of the 21st Century.