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Christmas Number Ones Quiz


It’s that time again when we dust down our Christmas Number Ones quiz to see who’s the Wisest Man or Woman when it comes to knowing their festive hits.


But before that this year’s contenders for the top slot have been announced – so let’s have a look at them.


Leading the pack are LadBaby ft. Ed Sheeran & Elton John, Adele, Gary Barlow & Sheridan Smith and (deep breath) Craig Revel Horwood & Rietta.


Comeback icons ABBA are in the race for their very first time with Little Things, their first ever Christmas single. A song that reflects on the joy of Christmas morning, the track was released on CD on December 3, with a video to accompany the song.


Also hoping to strike festive gold George Ezra’s Come on Home for Christmas last appeared in the Official Singles Chart in 1994, when Bon Jovi’s cover peaked at Number 7..

But our money is on Elton John and Ed Sheeran. If they don’t top the charts with their duet, Merry Christmas, which landed straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart on its release – they’ve got an even better chance with Ladbaby.


Yes, LadBaby are back and want to make history as the first act in UK chart history to achieve four consecutive Christmas Number 1s. To do so, they’ve roped in Ed Sheeran and Elton John for a remix of the duo’s new festive single. Of course, it’s sausage roll based – so Merry Christmas has been transformed into Sausage Rolls For Everyone.

Ed had reached out to LadBaby following their historic third consecutive Christmas Number 1 last year, and the plan was made for a very festive team-up to see if they could break the all-time chart record.

So those the contenders this year. In the meantime test your Christmas Knowledge of years gone by with our deceptively simple quiz…

Question 1

spice girls

The Spice Girls had THREE Christmas Number Ones. Name the first ?

Question 2

st winnifreds

Which former Corrie actress topped the 1980 Christmas chart with St Winifred’s School Choir and There’s No-One Quite Like Grandma ?

Question 3

tears for fears

In 2003 Mad World, the Tears For Fears cover by Gary Jules, claimed the Crimbo slot. In which film did it feature ?

Question 4

renee & renato

Name the duo above who topped the Christmas Chart in 1982 ?

Question 5

last christmas

Who stopped Wham's Last Christmas reaching Number One in 1984 ?

Question 6


In 1983 Paul McCartney set his sights on the top spot with a very festive video. He lost out to The Flying Pickets, finally getting his ONLY solo Number One a week later in January. Name it?

Question 7

simon cowell

Which band broke Simon Cowell’s winning streak after four consecutive years of X-Factor Number Ones ?

Question 8

noddy holder slade

“Does your BLANK always tell you, That the old songs are the best?” What's missing from Slade’s classic Merry Xmas Everybody?

Question 9

pogues and kirsty maccoll

In 1987, who kept The Pogues & Kirsty McColl’s Fairytale of New York off the top spot with Always On My Mind ?

Question 10

east 17

What is the correct title of East 17's 1994 Christmas Number One ?


Ouch! This turkey just took a stuffing.

You're obviously more concerned with whats under your tree - not what's topping the charts. Go on then have a squeeze.


Jingle Bells! Not bad at all...

Next time get three wise men (or women) to help and you could be in the medals.


Boom! What a cracker...

Is your name Cliff?!! You just stopped the cavalry with that score. Now see how many members of Band Aid you can name clever clogs.

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