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The second entry from 1973 and surely glam rock’s finest festive hour, without the “alarmingly hirsute" Noddy Holder bawling, "It's Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaaaaas!" on Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody, how else would we know what season it was?!
Fact: on its initial release, the track hung around in the UK singles chart well into February 1974. Surprising, as that’s probably more of a nod toward its rival, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday. Literally, every day.
Written by: Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
"Difficult one again. Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody, Wizard's I wish It Could Be Xmas Everyday, Nat King Cole Merry Xmas To You, John Lennon Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Greg Lake’s I Believe In Father Christmas, the ubiquitous Band Aid…" (Thanks, bbcoz)