The X Factor’s One Direction are the ultimate calendar boys

The band's 2012 effort is the bestselling celebrity calendar of all time - beating Cheryl Cole, JLS and even Sir Cliff Richard

Teenagers of Britain: I’m going to spoil one of your Christmas pressies. If Mum and Dad are buying you a calendar this year, it’s got One Direction on it. Well, probably.


You see, One Direction’s 2012 calendar is now the bestselling celebrity calendar of all time at online retailer

Despite it being only a year since the boyband’s X Factor final performance, their official calendar is trouncing sales of perennial calendar-shifter Cliff Richard’s almanac by 241 per cent.

“There will certainly be many homes and offices across the UK that will feature images of One Direction throughout 2012,” said Darren Hardy, books manager at Ltd.
“One Direction have had a busy first year with their album Up All Night and biography Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction proving to be big hits – and their calendar is obviously high on their fans’ Christmas wish lists as well.”

The band’s fellow X Factor alumni, JLS, have also proved popular in the world of celebrity calendars, featuring three times on the retailer’s bestselling calendar of all time list, which is reproduced below:

1. One Direction 2012 Calendar

2. Official Cheryl Cole 2011 Calendar

3. Official JLS 2011 Calendar

4. Official Cliff Richard 2011 Calendar

5. JLS 2010 Calendar

6. Official Take That 2010 Calendar

7. Official Take That 2011 Calendar

8. Official Justin Bieber 2011 Calendar

9. Official Cliff Richard 2010 Calendar

10. JLS 2012 Calendar


Will you be marking your birthdays and dentist’s appointments underneath a picture of Niall and the boys next year? Do let us know…