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Top Selling Christmas Music


Posted At: 04 December 2008 12:56 PM
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Music fans turn away now; we are delving into the murky world of…Christmas pop hits.

It’s a bittersweet topic for me, I suppose. I love music, and am not a fan of Christmas, but the songs about Christmas I find quite enjoyable…so I get this weird internal conflict when I hear, say, “Last Christmas”. I like the song, I sing along, but the topic…well the topic mostly leaves me cold. I’ve never given my heart (physically or emotionally) as a present to have it given away the very next day, and I can’t imagine many other people have, but we buy this stuff up in droves!

Here are the top ten biggest selling songs about Christmas and the festive season, sourced from

Band Aid – Do They Know Its Christmas?
Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child
Wham! – Last Christmas
Harry Belafonte – Mary’s Boy Child
Band Aid 20 – Do They Know Its Christmas?
Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody
Bing Crosby – While Christmas
Cliff Richard – The Millennium Prayer
Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born
Cliff Richard – Mistletoe And Wine
It’s probably worth noting that White Christmas is commonly known as the best selling Christmas song of all time…so I’m not sure how accurate this list is!

Very upset not to see Mud, Shakin’ Stevens, Wizzard, Pogues or Beverly Sisters in the top ten, especially when I don’t think I’ve ever even heard ‘Marys Boy Child’, but there you go!

I don’t know where you even go for Christmas music these days? It always used to be Woolworths (the one thing that I did used to use it for!) but I haven’t been in there for so long I really don’t know if they even still sell music anymore. Are HMV/Zavvi too trendy to stock ‘The Best Christmas Album Of All Time Ever’!? Not sure. Probably not. And there must be some Christmas songs on iTunes? It’s quite funny to think of hooded youths walking around with their iPods jammed in their ears secretly listening to Mariah Carey blast out “All I Want For Christmas Is You”! I know that music touches everyone, but that’d be something quite spectacular.

Reader question: do you still buy Christmas albums? If so, where from? Let me know

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