Five Christmas songs that never topped the UK chart

The Christmas number one is traditionally one of the most competitive chart battles of the year.

Lily Allen's cover of Somewhere Only We Know is among this year's contenders, with Leona Lewis and The X Factor winner also in the running.

But no matter which track comes out on top on 22 December, certain songs are often instantly linked with the Christmas number one spot.

However, some festive favourites never actually topped the Official UK Singles chart.

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