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Video: East 17’s Tony Mortimer reveals the worst Christmas songs

It’s 21 years since Stay Another Day became the UK’s Christmas number-one, but where does it rank in our list of favourite and not so favourite Christmas songs?

Christmas is fast approaching which means Christmas songs are about to take over the airwave but which songs do we love to sing along to and which do we wish had never been written?

A new poll by Morrisons shows Mr Blobby is the nation’s most hated Christmas song, with the Pogues’ Fairy Tale of New York our favourite – but what other songs make the hot and not lists?

Tony Mortimer the man behind East 17’s monster 1994 Christmas number one ‘Stay Another Day’ reveals all in our video as we count down to number 1.


1. Christmas In Blobby Land, Mr Blobby

2. The Christmas Song, Alvin and the Chipmunks

3. I'm The Christmas Queen, Miss Piggy

4. The Christmas Song, David Hasselhoff

5. Christmas Wrapping, The Spice Girls

6. Holy Night, Celine Dion

7. Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas), John Denve

8. Christmas Tree, Lady Gaga

9. Christmas Conga, Cyndi Lauper

10. Santa Baby, Madonna

11. Eight Days of Christmas, Destiny's Child

12. Santa Baby, Kylie Minogue

13. Santa's Beard, The Beach Boys

14. One More Sleep, Leona Lewis

15. A Wonderful Christmas Time, Paul McCartney & Wings

16. Jingle Bell Rock, Billy Idol

17. It Must Be Santa, Bob Dylan

18. Here Comes Santa Claus, Gene Autry

19. Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Bruce Springsteen

20. Jingle Bells, Crazy Frog


1. Fairytale of New York, The Pogues (ft Kirsty MacColl)

2. Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Wizzard

3. Last Christmas, Wham!

4. Do They Know It's Christmas, Band Aid

5. All I Want For Christmas Is You, Maria Carey

6. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Perry Como

7. Merry Xmas Everybody, Slade

8. Driving Home For Christmas, Chris Rea

9. Rocking around the Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee

10. Walking In A Winter Wonderland, Dean Martin

11. Let It Snow, Dean Martin

12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Ella Fitzgerald

13. Step Into Christmas, Elton John

14. Happy Christmas (War is Over), John Lennon

15. Santa baby, Eartha Kitt

16. Stay Another Day, E17

17. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Gene Autry

18. Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, Bing Crosby and David Bowie

19. Mary’s Boy Child, Boney M

20. Cliff Richard, Mistletoe and Wine

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