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Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011

Jim Dixon 24 Dec 17 - 10:25 AM
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Subject: Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 10:25 AM

From the 2011 TV Movie "Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs"
"Countdown of the top 65 festive songs of all time in the UK based purely on sales."
IMDb has a complete list.

Some of these surprise me. Most I've never heard of. (I'm American.)

Santa Claus is on the Dole
Written by Doug Naylor and Rob Grant
Performed by Spitting Image
Number 65 in Countdown

The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Number 64 in Countdown

So Near to Christmas
Written by Mick Leeson and Peter Vale
Performed by Alvin Stardust
Number 63 in Countdown

Have a Cheeky Christmas
Written by The Cheeky Boyz and Grete Irimia-Semal
Performed by The Cheeky Girls
Number 62 in Countdown

The Best Christmas of Them All
Written by Ron Anderson
Performed by Shakin' Stevens
Number 61 in Countdown

A Christmas Kiss
Performed by Daniel O'Donnell
Number 60 in Countdown

Santa Baby
Written by Joan Javits, Philip Springer and Tony Springer
Performed by Eartha Kitt
Number 59 in Countdown

Merry Christmas Darling
Written by Richard Carpenter and Frank Pooler
Performed by The Carpenters
Number 58 in Countdown

Naughty Christmas (Goblin in the Office)
Written by Neal Brown, Keith Howell and Charles Allen
Performed by Fat Les
Number 57 in Countdown

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews (as Cerys)
Number 56 in Countdown

Thank God It's Christmas
Written by Brian May and Roger Taylor
Performed by Queen
Number 55 in Countdown

Christmas Lights
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Performed by Coldplay
Number 54 in Countdown

Cruise Into Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin/Felix Bernard
Lyrics by Richard B. Smith/Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots
Performed by Jane McDonald
Number 53 in Countdown

Once Upon a Christmas Song
Written by Gary Barlow and Peter Kay
Performed by Peter Kay (as Geraldine)
Number 52 in Countdown

Step Into Christmas
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
Number 51 in Countdown

I Believe in Christmas
Written by Carol Bowers
Performed by Tweenies
Number 50 in Countdown

Driving Home for Christmas
Written and Performed by Chris Rea
Number 49 in Countdown

2000 Miles
Written by Chrissie Hynde
Performed by The Pretenders
Number 48 in Countdown

Your Christmas Wish
Performed by The Smurfs
Number 47 in Countdown

A Winter's Tale
Written by Mike Batt and Tim Rice
Performed by David Essex
Number 46 in Countdown

Please Come Home for Christmas
Written by Charles Brown and Gene Redd
Performed by Bon Jovi
Number 45 in Countdown

Little Donkey
Written by Eric Boswell
Performed by Nina van Pallandt & Frederik van Pallandt (as Nina & Frederick)
Number 44 in Countdown

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Written by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Number 43 in Countdown

Hey Mr Christmas
Written by K. James
Performed by Showaddywaddy
Number 42 in Countdown

Gaudete
Traditional
Performed by Steeleye Span
Number 41 in Countdown

I'm Walking Backwards for Christmas
Written by Spike Milligan and Tony Carbone
Performed by The Goons
Number 40 in Countdown

Bionic Santa
Written by Jonathan Staines
Performed by Chris Hill
Number 39 in Countdown

Little Town
Written by Chris Eaton
Performed by Cliff Richard
Number 38 in Countdown

Another Rock and Roll Christmas
Written by Gary Glitter, Mike Leander and Eddie Seago
Performed by Gary Glitter
Number 37 in Countdown

Walking in the Air
Written by Howard Blake
Performed by Aled Jones
Number 36 in Countdown

Santo Natale
Written by Al Hoffman, Belle Nardone and Dick Manning
Performed by David Whitfield
Number 35 in Countdown

In Dulce Jubilo
Traditional
Performed by Mike Oldfield
Number 34 in Countdown

Pretty Paper
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Roy Orbison
Number 33 in Countdown

Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo
Performed by Mr. Hankey (South Park)
Number 32 in Countdown

Proper Crimbo!
Written by Leigh Francis
Performed by Bo Selecta
Number 31 in Countdown

Father Christmas, Do Not Touch Me
Written by Bill Oddie
Performed by The Goodies
Number 30 in Countdown

Silent Night
Written by Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Performed by Bros
Number 29 in Countdown

Peace on Earth - Little Drummer Boy
Written by Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone
Performed by David Bowie and Bing Crosby
Number 28 in Countdown

It's Gonna Be a Cold, Cold Christmas
Written by Geoff Stephens and Roger Greenaway
Performed by Dana
Number 27 in Countdown

Wonderful Christmastime
Written and Performed by Paul McCartney
Number 26 in Countdown

Saviour's Day
Written by Chris Eaton
Performed by Cliff Richard
Number 25 in Countdown

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Mel Smith and Kim Wilde
Number 24 in Countdown

Pipes of Peace
Written and Performed by Paul McCartney
Number 23 in Countdown

Blue Christmas
Written by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson
Performed by Shakin' Stevens
Number 23 in Countdown

Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)
Written by Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frank Poullain and Ed Graham
Performed by The Darkness
Number 21 in Countdown

Stop the Cavalry
Written and Performed by Jona Lewie
Number 20 in Countdown

Wombling Merry Christmas
Written by Mike Batt
Performed by The Wombles
Number 19 in Countdown

I Believe in Father Christmas
Written by Greg Lake and Pete Sinfield
Performed by Greg Lake
Number 18 in Countdown

There's No-One Quite Like Grandma
Written by Gordon Lorenz
Performed by St. Winifred School Choir
Number 17 in Countdown

I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday
Written by Roy Wood
Performed by Wizzard
Number 16 in Countdown

The Power of Love
Written by Holly Johnson, Peter Gill, Mark O'Toole and Brian Nash
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Number 15 in Countdown

Merry Christmas Everyone
Written by Bob Heatlie
Performed by Shakin' Stevens
Number 14 in Countdown

All I Want for Christmas is You
Written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff
Performed by Mariah Carey
Number 13 in Countdown

Stay Another Day
Written by Tony Mortimer
Performed by East 17
Number 12 in Countdown

Lonely This Christmas
Written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman
Performed by Mud
Number 11 in Countdown

Fairytale of New York
Written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan
Performed by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
Number 10 in Countdown

Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Performed by John Lennon (as John) and Yoko Ono (as Yoko) and The The Plastic Ono Band
Number 9 in Countdown

Mistletoe and Wine
Music by Keith Strachan
Lyrics by Jeremy Paul and Leslie Stewart
Performed by Cliff Richard
Number 8 in Countdown

When a Child is Born
Music by Ciro Dammicco and Dario Baldan Bembo
Lyrics by Fred Jay
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Number 7 in Countdown

The Millennium Prayer
Written by David Arch, Stephen Deal, Paul Field, Annie Skates and Nigel Wright
Performed by Cliff Richard
Number 6 in Countdown

White Christmas
Wriitten by Irving Berlin
Performed by Bing Crosby
Number 5 in Countdown

Merry Xmas Everybody
Written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea
Performed by Slade
Number 4 in Countdown

Last Christmas
Written by George Michael
Performed by Wham!
Number 3 in Countdown

Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord
Written by Jester Hairston / Frank Farian and Fred Jay
Performed by Boney M.
Number 2 in Countdown

Do They Know it's Christmas
Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
Performed by Band Aid
Number 1 in Countdown


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Subject: RE: Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 11:04 AM

slow day ?


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Subject: RE: Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011
From: GUEST,Pauperback
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 02:10 PM

Had a nice dream about Elsia & her husband this morning (hope all is well senofou)

Had a bird's-eye view of their cozy kitchen table and the quilt they were laying out on it (interesting patterns and colors)


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Subject: RE: Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 03:32 PM

Who is Elsia?


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Subject: RE: Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 03:37 PM

Never mind - you meant Eliza.


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Subject: RE: Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011
From: GUEST,Pauperback
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 03:58 PM

Yeah, that it. My spelling sucks but not as bad as this...


Gentleman's Magazine


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Subject: RE: Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 05:28 PM

In Dulce Jubilo is beautiful. My very favourite is Hark The Herald Angels Sing. I find a good few Christmas carols/hymns a bit turgid, but each to his own. I have a severe aversion to the Coventry Carol.


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