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.
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.
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.