Fairytale of New York

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The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl

Best UK Chart Pos.

Best US Chart Pos.

2nd 1987


Best SPA Chart Pos.



  • Written as a response to a challenge from Elvis Costello

  • Frequently cited as the "best" Christmas song of all time in polls in UK and Ireland

  • 2nd on Top Ten Christmas Song Money Earners chart

2020 Christmas Song World Cup

First Place Seed for Group Stage draw

D1: 279pts Fairytale of New York- The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl

D2: 247pts  The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole

D3:  186pts   Little Saint Nick- Beach Boys

D4:  142pts   Happy Xmas (War is Over)- John Lennon

Last 16 v Stay Another Day - East 17 (59% - 41% Defeat)

2016 Christmas Song World Cup


2012 Christmas Song World Cup


2008 Christmas Song World Cup


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