The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song

The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

They arrive in early December like a heavy snowfall of nostalgia. Some of them set your teeth on edge with a surfeit of sleighbells, others melt all resistance and deliver just the right kind of sentimental glow. Now ITV asks the vital question: which of these festive hits do we love the most?

As they count down through the likes of Greg Lake’s I Believe in Father Christmas and Chris Rea’s Driving Home for Christmas, we get to marvel at how well Bing Crosby and David Bowie dovetailed on Little Drummer Boy, while some Spice Girls, Cliff Richard and, naturally, Noddy Holder reminisce.

About this programme

To mark the 70th anniversary of the release of the best-selling festive song of all time - Bing Crosby's White Christmas - this documentary counts down the top 20 tunes guaranteed to get people in to the Christmas spirit, as voted for by the public. Featuring hits such as Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody and Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, the programme tells the stories behind these ever-popular seasonal favourites, with contributions by Cliff Richard, Jona Lewie, Paul Young, Aled Jones, Noddy Holder, Shane MacGowan, Greg Lake, Katherine Jenkins and many more.

Cast and crew

Cast

Contributor
Aled Jones
Contributor
Alexandra Burke
Contributor
Chris Rea
Contributor
Cliff Richard
Contributor
Emma Bunton
Contributor
Greg Lake
Contributor
Jim Lea
Contributor
Johnny Mathis
Contributor
Jona Lewie
Contributor
Katherine Jenkins
Contributor
Laurence Juber
Contributor
Liz Mitchell
Contributor
Melanie C
Contributor
Midge Ure
Contributor
Noddy Holder
Contributor
Paul Young
Contributor
Rob Davis
Contributor
Shane MacGowan
Contributor
Shirlie Kemp
Contributor
Yoko Ono

Crew

Executive Producer
Mark Robinson
Producer
Kerry Allison
Categories
Music

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