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Here is a list of the biggest Christmas songs to chart since 1960. To keep it fair, I have made it based on peak position rather than points as the size of the chart varies wildly.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone

PlaceYearNo.WksTitle/ArtistPeak
1198520Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid1(4)
2200510Jingle Bells - Crazy Frog1(4)
3196719Snoopy's Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen1(2)
420074SPCA: A Very Special Silent Night - The Underdogs1(1)
520043Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid 201(1)
620145Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014) - Band Aid 302
719994The Millenium Prayer - Cliff Richard2
820043Snoopy's Christmas - The Wobbles2
920102XXXmas - Jay Feeney feat Seth Haapu2
10198113Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewis3
1119705I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Jackson 53
12199415All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey4
1319704Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano4
1419642Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison4
15198816Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl5
1620116Mistletoe - Justin Bieber5
1719641Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley5
1820101Christmas Wrapping - Dominic Harvey feat. Scribe6
1919795Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord - Boney M8
2019903Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid II8
2119984Last Christmas - Rap Allstars9
2219944It's Christmas (You Don't Have To Cry) - Purest Form11
2319933Let It Shine (Christmas For The Children) - Annie Crummer 11
2420101Nothing More For Xmas - Mike Puru feat. Jason Kerrison13
2519733Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon14
2620162Summer Wonderland - Ronan Keating14
2719857Last Christmas - Wham!17
2820064Last Christmas - Crazy Frog19
2920141Xmas Cake - Jay-Jay Harvey feat. Jupiter Project22
3019892Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night - Bros27
3119795Please Come Home For Christmas - The Eagles28
3219862My Hometown/Santa Clause Is Coming To Town-Bruce Springsteen28
3320101Christmas Light - Coldplay34
3420083Feliz Navidad (A Little Bit Wonderful (EP) - Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra 35
35198432000 Miles - The Pretenders36
3620161Christmas In New Zealand - Dennis Marsh and Friends37
3719832Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto 38
3820132Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix38
3919942Drummer Boy - Otara Phil-harmonic40
4019852Rock 'n' Roll Christmas - George Thorogood and the Destroyers45

There have been a number of popular Christmas songs over the years that have failed to chart. Here are some of them; see if you can add to the list.

Mistletoe and Wine - Cliff Richard (1988)
Saviour's Day - Cliff Richard (1990)
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade (1973)
Step Into Christmas - Elton John (1974)
Cold As Christmas - Elton John (1986)
Someday At Christmas - Stevie Wonder (1967)
Thank God It's Christmas - Queen (1984)
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby and David Bowie (1982)
Silent Night - Stevie Nicks (1987)
Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney (1979)
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Thanks for this! Summer Wonderland's positions are inverted though
Thanx Alley. I made a few mistakes. You spend hours working these things out and a minor mistake changes the whole chart. I fixed it but the song drops down the list majorly.
There will be a few more special charts coming in the next few days too as I process statistics from 2016. Watch this space.
Have a great Christmas.
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You too Tempest I just wanted Mariah to be a little bit higher haha!
If you base the chart on points she would be a lot higher but the chart would be much smaller.
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Hi Tempest, quite a few memories of Christmas's past.

Here is a list of some of my personal favorite Christmas songs that charted here in Australia, next to each song is the state that they charted.

"Christmas Time" Bryan Adams 1985. S.A., Q.L.D. & W.A.
"Mary's Boy Child" Harry Belafonte 1958. N.S.W. & Vic.
"Silent Night" Enya 1995. S.A., W.A. & Vic.
"Six White Boomers" Rolf Harris 1960. N.S.W., S.A., Q.L.D. & Vic.
"Jingle Bell Rock" Bobby Helms 1958. Vic.
"Xmas Guitar" Joy Boys 1962. N.S.W. & Q.L.D.
"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" Brenda Lee 1960. N.S.W.
"Bring Back The Sprit Of Christmas" Bert Newton 1981. N.S.W.
"(I Want A) Rockin' Christmas" Ol'55 1976. N.S.W., Q.L.D., S.A., W.A. & Vic.
"Little Drummer Boy" Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 1972. N.S.W.
"Mistletoe And Wine" Cliff Richard 1988. N.S.W., Q.L.D., S.A. & W.A.
"Song Of Joy" Miguel Rios 1970. N.S.W., Q.L.D., S.A., W.A. & Vic.
"Twistin' Bells" Santo & Johnny 1961. N.S.W., S.A. & W.A.
"Little Drummer Boy" Harry Simone Chorale 1959. N.S.W., S.A., W.A. & Vic.

Regards

John.
Thanx again John


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