Everybody has their own favourite Christmas song, but is yours in the UK's top ten? Read on to hear Spotify's top list in full...

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With the festive season now in full swing, we’ve been working with Spotify to find out – once and for all – what the nation’s most popular Christmas song is. Is your favourite track in the top ten? Read on to find out…

Songs for the season

Choose Spotify as your content partner for Vodafone 4G and you won’t be disappointed: we know that people who sign up use it all the time, because we’ve seen the data that proves it! In fact, between 1 January and 22 October 2014, Vodafone 4G customers streamed more than 35 million hours of music on Spotify.

That’s the equivalent of 3,600 years worth of music! Moreover, that’s an average listening time of 40 minutes every day, proving that once you dip your toes into Spotify, you’ll be hooked.

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And looking at that data allows us to reveal the yuletide tunes that the UK has been listening to most. Using data taken nationwide from 1-7 December, Spotify’s totted up the numbers and found that the 1973 classic ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ by Slade – with the unforgettable screaming of Noddy Holder – is the UK’s most streamed Christmas tune of 2014.

Here’s the top ten in full:

The UK’s most streamed Christmas songs are:

1. Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade
2. Lonely This Christmas by Mud
3. Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
4. Winter Wonderland by Bing Crosby
5. It’s Christmas Time Again by Jessica Simpson
6. A Winter’s Tale by David Essex
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Ella Fitzgerald
8. Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl) by The Pogues
9. Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande
10. Holly Jolly Christmas by Michael Bublé

Still in the spirit? You can check out Spotify’s pick of top festive playlists here:

1. Pop Christmas
2. Jazzy Christmas
3. Christmas Magic

That’ll keep you busy throughout the rest of December, but there’s heaps more on offer besides Christmas music on Spotify. With over 30 million tracks there’s plenty to suit everyone’s tastes, and it’s now easier than ever to find music you’ll love. Click here to find out the science of organising Spotify’s Browse section.

More on 4G… For everything you need to know about Vodafone 4G and our entertainment packs, head to vodafone.co.uk/4g. Do you agree with the top ten? Let us know your favourite Christmas song in the comments section below!


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