Fairytale of New York takes the top spot as Nottingham's favourite Christmas song - according to our readers

Nottingham's favourite Christmas song has been revealed Nottingham's favourite Christmas song has been revealed
Nottingham's favourite Christmas song has been revealed
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You know it’s that time of year when life is sound tracked by Christmas songs, whether that's Mariah Carey's iconic whistle note in ‘All I Want for Christmas’ or anything sung by Michael Bublé (Otherwise known as Mr Christmas!)  

However, the debate over the best Christmas song is never-ending, so naturally we asked our readers to get in on the action.

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Now despite some Grinch-like comments from readers who claim not to like any Christmas songs, Nottingham’s favourite stuck out like a big shiny star on top of the tree!

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Fairytale of New York

A mutual love was shared for a 1987 classic, 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl. 

Sadly in November The Pogues frontman, Shane MacGowan, died aged 65 following a short stay in hospital after being diagnosed with encephalitis.  

Therefore this year A Fairytale of New York has been a song that fondly remembers the singer-songwriter as well as being a Christmas classic, especially for those of you in Nottingham.  

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I was surprised to not see any Mariah Carey or Michael Bublé but let’s be honest I think we are all sick of their Christmas songs by at least December 2.

I could never give you just one song and when new songs are released such as Cher’s, DJ Play A Christmas Song, I can’t decide!  

George Michael mania

Elaine Finch felt the same commenting: “Apart from traditional Christmas carols, December Song by George Michael and Travelling Home For Christmas.”  

Kelly Clarkson

Sian Crowley also followed with an array of favourites: “Fairytale of New York, Underneath the Tree by Kelly Clarkson, Step into Christmas by Elton John, White Christmas by Bing Crosby and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade.” 

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I'm dreaming of a... White Christmas

And one of Sian’s favourites was a close second for our Nottingham readers which is White Christmas by Bing Crosby released nearly 80 years ago! 

If you haven’t heard Bing Crosby the original (how?) You will likely have heard a cover by Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Frank Sinatra, Taylor Swift, and many more artists over the years.   

However, Nottingham stuck to their roots and locked in White Christmas by Bing Crosby as a second firm favourite Christmas song.  

Other favourites

Other favourites include 'Santa got stuck up the chimney', 'Hark the Herald angels sing', 'Little Drummer Boy', Band Aid and 'Christmas Time' by The Darkness. 

But the third top Christmas song for Nottingham is Last Christmas by Wham! Which remains a heartbreaking classic released over 30 years ago. 

So tell us, what’s your favourite Christmas song?