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It's the festive season again, and who could fail to be excited by the never-ending stream of Christmas songs blaring from shops, radios and people's throats.

Christmas music is Britain's favourite music genre, and every year millions of us buy copies of our favourite Christmas songs so that we can listen to them all year long.

Here we provide a countdown of the 5 best Christmas songs.

5. Happy Birthday Santa
Like many of our favourite Christmas songs, this camp number by comedian Cecil Cockburn was recorded in the 1970s. Cecil limply croons his list of all the presents he wants Santa to bring him - "a candlestick, a spotted dick" - while being amusingly confused about the nature of the holiday.

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3. Tell France It's Christmas
In 1975, after the shocking Avignon hot air balloon tragedy claimed over 300 lives, a group of concerned Francophile musicians got together to record this charity single to raise money for the victims.
Notable for its outlandish lyrics "Christmas isn't the same in France, let's show them how it's done" and "there won't be snow in France this year", it is now seen as a bit of an embarrassment by some. However, it still has widespread appeal - it was successfully re-released to raise money for victims of the 2012 Belgian rickshaw pile-up.

2. When the Stork Brought Jesus
This carol is a favourite of many and has been recorded thousands of times. But without a doubt the definitive version is that recorded by Geoff Furr's Animal Orchestra in 1979. Featuring a variety of meows, barks, chirps and oinks, it never fails to bring a bit of Christmas cheer, while reminding us that Christmas is for animals too.

1. Christmas Brouhaha
Ageing rock band Mullet were nearing the end of an unbelievably unsuccessful career when they released this classic Christmas number in 1981. It turned their fortunes around overnight and allowed them to finally move out of the same cramped flat the five-piece band had shared for 10 years.
The song is best remembered for its rousing call "Brouhaha now!" and is undoubtedly one of the catchiest Christmas songs ever. Mullet are now on tour permanently, although there is only one song anyone ever wants to hear.

So wherever you are listening to Christmas music, have a Brouhaha now!


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