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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Songs Countdown: #7

Welsh singer-songwriter Shakin' Stevens' festive classic first hit the charts in 1985, reaching number 1 after having its release postponed by a year in order to avoid a clash with Band Aid's charity single Do They Know It's Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone has entered the UK charts at Christmas time every year since downloads started to be counted towards them in 2007, reaching a highest position of number 22 in that first year.

It receives airplay on radio and video music channels every year, has some pretty distinctive Christmas knitwear being modelled by Shaky in the promotional video, and is @Squiggle7's favourite Christmas song. Here it is: