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Irish Band The Pogues created the best Christmas song of all time

11850 facebook poll reveals Fairytale of New York is by far the nations all time favourite festive tune.

14th December 2011

It seems the luck of the Irish strikes again as The Pogues fight off worldwide competition with their song Fairytale of New York, as it is crowned the greatest Christmas song of all time! Shane MacGowan and Co. ran away with the vote securing a whopping 71%, giving us Irish something to be proud of!

Other contenders fell drastically behind, with the closest runner up being Chris Rea’s Driving home for Christmas with 17%, followed by Mariah Carey’s classic All I want for Christmas is You, with a miserable 8%.

So if you’re struggling for stocking filler this year, at least you know you have a 71% change of getting it right with the Fairytale of New York.


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