This Year’s Christmas Number One Contenders!

Mariah Carey/YouTube © Image capture from Mariah Carey's updated music video for All I Want For Christmas, 2019. Features Mariah in front of a Christmas backdrop wearing a Santa suit and surrounded by sparkles. The song is a Christmas Number One Contender for 2023.

It’s that time of year again where we crown the Christmas number one! Who’s fighting for top spot this year?

The Official Charts Company has just released their list of Christmas number one contenders and there are so many sparkling entries, but which star will top the 2023 Christmas chart tree?

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been blasting Christmas songs all week. Let’s keep the festive playlists flowing alongside the drinks!

Here are some of our favourites from the list.

New Releases!

I’m in the Mood for Christmas by Sooty

Children’s TV puppet pals Sooty, Sweep, and Soo have partnered with Childline to launch first-ever charity Christmas single. Can you believe this lovable yellow bear is now 75 year old!?


I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Creator Universe

A strong community of 30 people have come together to release a cover of this popular Wizzard classic. 100% of profits raised will be donated to the Trussell Trust to support a network of 1400 food banks, providing a food and essentials parcel every 8 seconds this winter.


You’re Christmas To Me by Sam Ryder

British singer-songwriter Sam Ryder, best known for his Eurovision SPACE MAN performance, has released a Christmas song. His consistently cheery disposition fits perfectly within the festive genre.


I Love Christmastime by The Gleeman

This charity single is raising awareness for War Child and spotlighting the ongoing war in Ukraine. The song features the Kyiv-based Shchedryk Children’s Choir.


Stick Season by Noah Kahan

Noah Kahan has been going viral with this sombre song. It grieves a lost love and wallows in the waves of nostalgia that arise at Christmastime. It was never intended to be a Christmas song, but the public have kept it in the charts in time for a possible Christmas number one spot.



Last Christmas by Wham!

Don’t worry, we also failed Whamageddon this year! It’s playing everywhere… again… just like last Christmas…


All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey

It’s December, so Mariah Carey has fully defrosted and is back with the sparkling high notes. Is this still one of your Christmas number ones?


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Hannah McLaren

I've worked at DC Thomson for six years! I began as an intern at My Weekly and The Scots Magazine, which was extended by a few months to help out at The People's Friend. I then covered maternity as Celebrity Editor for My Weekly, before I became Multimedia Journalist at The Scots Magazine. Currently I'm writing digital content across each title.