The Devilishly Tough Christmas UK Song Quiz!

Who sang "All Alone on Christmas" from the Movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York?

It was Darlene Love. If you recognise her voice and the 'wall of sound' feeling of the tune, then it's no coincidence. Darlene sang 'White Christmas', 'Marshmallow World', 'Winter Wonderland' and 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) on Phil Spector's Classic 1963 album 'A Christmas Gift For you'

Which band had a 2003 hit "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)"?

The Darkness managed to peak at number 2 in 2003 with this tune. The number one that year, which kept the Darkness off the top, was a Gary Jules and Michael Andrews version of the Tears for Fears song 'Mad World'

Who sang first on the 1984 Band Aid Hit "Do They Know It's Christmas"?

It was Paul Young...he of 'Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Home' fame. Next voices up were Boy George, George Michael, Simon Le Bon who is then joined by Sting. It's hard to believe that this track is over 30 years old!

The Pogues "Fairytale Of New York" never made it to No1 at Christmas 1987 - Who did?

Yes, the Pet Shop Boys pipped this classic tune to number one! Other songs vying for the top spot were Mel & Kim's 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' at number 3 with Rick Astley's 'When I Fall in Love' at No4.

What year did Mariah Carey first chart with 'All I Want for Christmas Is You"?

Incredibly it was 1994...well over 20 years ago! It was kept off the number one spot by East 17's 'Stay Another Day' . 'All I Want For Christmas is You' has charted almost every year since 2007 and has sold well over 1.2 million copies.

What Was Cliff Richard's No1 Christmas Hit of 1990?

It was 1990 and has been voted as one of the best Christmas tunes ever...and one of the most annoying! All publicity is good though, and it did keep Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby from being a Christmas Number One!

What Was the Official Title of Slade's Giant 1973 Christmas Hit?

Merry Xmas Everybody is was! A strange title for the pop/glam kings of the 70's. Mind you, they did well with this spelling as some of their hits included 'Gudbuy T'Jane', 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' and Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me'.

Christmas 2013 saw a former X-Factor winner hitting No3 with "One More Sleep" - Who was it?

Leona Lewis sang the infectious 'One More Sleep' in 2013. Strange to see that almost every Xfactor winner has a Christmas number one, but when a winner produces a real Christmas song a few years later, it only gets to number 3?

Who sang 'Walking in the Air' from the 1982 film the Snowman?

You could be forgiven for thinking it was Aled Jones because he did release a version in 1985 that got to number 5 in the charts. But the movie songster was Peter Auty and a very fine version it was too!

The first official UK singles Christmas chart of 1952 saw who in the top 10 with "White Christmas"?

Yes, it was Mantovani! The official first UK chart saw this version in the top 10, whilst Bing Crosby was busy with 'The Isle of Innisfree' at number 3 and 'Silent Night, Holy Night' at number 8.