The Official Christmas Number 1 is a British tradition, and the most important chart race of the year for music fans up and down the country.
After 71 years, securing that Christmas Number 1 is still considered the ultimate accolade in pop, and the stuff entire careers are built around.
Previous years have seen a wide variety of songs claim the festive crown; wintry ballads, huge charity singles, dance bangers and quirky novelty numbers that, let's be honest, could only hit the top spot at Christmas.
The first ever Official Christmas Number 1 was won by Al Martino's Here In My Heart in 1952, while last year, the 70th anniversary Official Christmas Number 1 was secured by LadBaby, Ed Sheeran and Elton John's Sausage Rolls For Everyone.
This meant LadBaby broke a long-standing UK chart record, becoming the first act to ever achieve four consecutive Christmas Number 1 singles (joining We Built This City, I Love Sausage Rolls and Don't Stop Me Eatin'). And to make it even better, all
The 2022 Official Christmas Number 1 will be announced on Friday, December 23. The full Christmas Top 40 will be counted down on BBC Radio 1's Official Chart from 4pm.
LadBaby with their record-breaking four Christmas Number 1 awards (Credit: Official Charts Company).