Matt Terry wins The X Factor 2016 final, releases winner's single When Christmas Comes Around

Can it claim this year's Official Christmas Number 1?

Matt Terry has won the X Factor 2016 final. 

After a tense final against Saara Aalto, Matt emerged as the winner of the show's 13th series. 

Matt now releases his winner's single When Christmas Comes Around, which is available to download and stream now. The track was written by Ed Sheeran. Proceeds from downloads and streams of the song will go to children’s charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.

"Thank you so much everybody," an emotional Matt said after being crowned the winner.

This year's series was said to be one of the closest ever, with all three finalists having been in the bottom two at least once for the first time in the show's history. 

When Christmas Comes Around is now a contender for the 2016 Official Christmas Number 1, which this year is revealed on Friday, December 23. Seven of the X Factor's previous 12 winners have secured it - the last being Ben Haenow's Something I Need in 2014.

MORE: Look back through every Official UK Christmas Number 1 single ever

Matt has got a lot of competition on his hands for this year's festive chart-topper. Among the contenders are a charity single from the London Hospices Choir and a track dedicated to the late MP Jo Cox, as well as a big new single from Taylor Swift and Zayn. Check out all the contenders for this year's Official Christmas Number 1

This year's X Factor final weekend also included several performances by big-name acts, including The Weeknd, who sang his hit singles Can't Feel My Face and Starboy, while Little Mix returned five years after their X Factor victory to perform their latest track Touch and Charlie Puth collaboration Oops. 

Louis Tomlinson was a surprise performer on Saturday's show (December 10), where he unveiled his debut solo single Just Hold On, a collaboration with producer/DJ Steve Aoki. Louis dedicated the performance to his mother, who had passed away just a few days earlier. 

Who do you think will claim this year's Official Christmas Number 1? Vote in our poll below: 

Click through every Official UK Christmas Number 1 single below: 

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