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Merry Xmas Everybody


Best UK Chart Pos.

Best US Chart Pos.

1st 1973


Best SPA Chart Pos.



  • 1st on Top Ten Christmas Song Money Earners chart

  • Noddy Holder wrote the chorus in 1967 before being combined with a verse melody written by bassit Jim Lea in 1973

  • Track was recorded after Don Powell the band drummer had recovered from a coma caused by a car accident in which his girflriend Angela Morris died

  • The chrous vocals were recorded in a corridor to achieve desired echo

  • Has been eliminated from the Christmas Song World Cup by The Pogues Fairytale of New York three times in a row

2020 Christmas Song World Cup

First Place Seed for Group Stage 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

Last 16 v Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow - Dean Martin (55% - 45% Defeat)

2016 Christmas Song World Cup

Semi Finalist lost to The Pogues Fairytale of New York

2012 Christmas Song World Cup

Quarter Final defeat to The Pogues Fairytale of New York

2008 Christmas Song World Cup


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