When will the 2020 Christmas Number 1 be announced?

Here's all the important details about this year's Official Christmas Number 1.

For the act who manages to climb to the top of the Official Christmas Chart, it really is the most wonderful time of (an otherwise difficult) year.

Celebrating a UK Christmas Number 1 is a British festive tradition that goes back decades, starting in 1952, when Al Martino claimed the snow-capped summit with Here in my Heart. 

Since then, a wide variety of tracks have scored that special Number 1 – from festive faves and wintry ballads, to the occasional dance banger and, of course, a sprinkling of quirkier tracks that could, in all honesty, only reach Number 1 at Christmas.

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The Official 2020 Christmas Number 1 was announced on Christmas Day itself, with the Top 40 countdown revealed on The Official Chart with Katie Thistleton between 2-4pm.

The 2020 Christmas Number 1 was claimed by LadBaby - aka YouTuber Mark Hoyle and his family - for the third consecutive year, this time with Don't Stop Me Eatin', a playful rework of Journey's Don't Stop Believin' that raised money for foodbank charity The Trussell Trust. Watch them celebrate the news below:

Other contenders for the festive top spot included classics from Mariah Carey and Wham!, plus an expletive-laden track about Prime Minister Boris Johnson. View the 2020 Christmas chart contenders here

You can also catch Top Of The Pops on Christmas Day, at 11.55am on BBC One. The full Top 100 Official Christmas Singles Chart and Albums Chart will be published on OfficialCharts.com from 5.45pm.

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Anyone who wants to be in with a shot at landing the Official Christmas Number 1 Award in their stocking must make sure their single is available from December 18, which the race officially kicks off. The cut-off point for sales and streams to be counted toward the Official Christmas Singles Chart is 11.59pm on December 24. 

Make sure you’re following Official Charts on Twitter and on Facebook for updates throughout the race. Join in the Christmas Number 1 conversation using #XmasNo1 and #OfficialChart.

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