What is Derbyshire’s favourite Christmas song?

Christmas Tree Festival at Crooked Spire, Chesterfield.
Christmas Tree Festival at Crooked Spire, Chesterfield.

It’s now officially the time of year that radio stations are full of Christmas tunes and all shops resonate to the sounds of Slade and Wham, Mariah Carey and Mel and Kim.

A survey by a UK discount brand has found that Santa Claus is Coming to Town by the Jackson 5 is the top choice for the East Midlands as a whole, but we wanted to know, what is Derbyshire’s favourite Christmas song?

So, what are your favourite (and maybe least favourite) songs to hear at this time of year? Do you prefer Chris Rea or Cliff Richard? Do you like to hear Band Aid or Boney M the best?

To give you some ideas, the survey results are below, broken down by region, although notable by its absence is my favourite, Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

Please, let us know what you think either below or on our Facebook page.

East of England – Chris Rea, Driving Home For Christmas (23%)

North West – Mel and Kim, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (22%)

Scotland – Cliff Richard, Mistletoe And Wine (21%)

London – Band Aid, Do They Know It’s Christmas? (20%)

South East – Mariah Carey, All I Want For Christmas (20%)

Northern Ireland – Slade, Merry Xmas Everybody (19%)

North East – Boney M, Mary’s Boy Child (17%)

Yorkshire and the Humberside – John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (16%)

South West – David Bowie & Bing Crosby, Little Drummer Boy (11%)

Wales – Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews, Baby It’s Cold Outside (10%)

East Midlands – Jackson 5, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (8%)

West Midlands – Wham, Last Christmas (6%)