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Driving home for Christmas

Chris Rea

Best UK Chart Pos.

Best US Chart Pos.

11th 1986


Best SPA Chart Pos.



  • Written when stuck in a traffic jam driving home for Christmas

  • Originally written with Van Morrison in mind

  • With COVID19 restrictions in 2020, the song has developed a wistfully nostalgic popularity

2020 Christmas Song World Cup

First Place Seed for Group Stage draw

A1 : 289pts Driving Home for Christmas- Chris Rea

A2 : 279pts It'll be Lonely this Christmas - Mudd

A3:  197pts  Most Wonderful time of the year - Andy Williams

A4:  128pts  The Power of Love- Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Last 16 v I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard (70% - 30% Victory)

Quarter Finals v The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole (71% - 29% Victory)

Semi Final v  All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey (81.25% - 18.75% Defeat)

2016 Christmas Song World Cup

Group Stages

2012 Christmas Song World Cup

Did Not Qualify

2008 Christmas Song World Cup

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