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In 1981 ZE Records asked their artists to record a Christmas song for a compilation album
Chris Butler constructed the song in august 1981 from aassorted unused riffs
The lyrics were written in the taxi on the way to the recording studio, they came from Butler's hatred of Christmas. "[The season] wasn't about joy. It was something to cope with"
2020 Christmas Song World Cup
Fourth Place Seed for Group Draw
H1: 313pts Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
H2: 234pts Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)- Bowie & Bing
H3: 170pts Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses
H4: 134pts 25th December - Everything but the Girl
Group Stage : Fourth seed but managed to achieve one place higher, albeit some significant distance behind second
2016 Christmas Song World Cup
Quarter Finalist knocked out by The Pogues Fairytale of New York
2012 Christmas Song World Cup
2008 Christmas Song World Cup
Did Not Qualify