What was the number one song in the UK on 16th December 1955?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Dickie Valentine is back again with the Christmas number one that stayed there for 3 weeks.

Now, I thought I was up on my Christmas songs, but I’ve never heard of this one. It’s quite nice, but the tune isn’t actually that Christmassy (until the very end). Not a sleigh bell to be heard. A tad forgettable, but charming enough.

Wikipedia

“Christmas Alphabet” is a Christmas song written by Buddy Kaye and Jules Loman, first released in 1954 by The McGuire Sisters.

In 1955 a cover version recorded by Dickie Valentine and produced by Dick Rowe became a Christmas Number One hit in the UK Singles Chart.It first entered the UK chart on 25 November 1955, where it spent seven weeks, three of which were at No. 1.

It is notable for being the first UK Christmas chart topper that is actually about Christmas, a trend that would continue on and off over the next several decades.

Lyrics

‘C is for the candy trimmed around the christmas tree,
H is for the happiness with all the family,
R is for the reindeer prancing by the window pane,
I is for the icing on the cake as sweet as sugar cane,
S is for the stocking hanging on the chimney wall,
T is for the toys beneath the tree so tall,
M is for the misletoe where everyone is kissed,
A is for the angels who make up the christmas list,
S is for the santa who makes every kid his pet,
Be good and he’ll bring you everything in your christmas alphabet!
Capital see is for the candy trimmed around the christmas tree,
H is for the happiness with all the family,
R is for the reindeer prancing by the window pane,
I is for the icing on the cake as sweet as sugar cane,
S is for the stocking hanging on the chimney wall,
T is for the toys beneath the tree so tall,
M is for the misletoe where everyone is kissed,
A is for the angels who make up the christmas list,
S is for the santa who makes every kid his pet,
Be good and he’ll bring you everything in your christmas alphabet!’

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