Christmas Alphabet

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"Christmas Alphabet" is a Christmas song written by Buddy Kaye and Jules Loman, first released in 1954 by The McGuire Sisters. In 1955 it became a number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart for the singer Dickie Valentine, a version produced by Dick Rowe.[1] It first entered the UK chart on 25 November 1955, where it spent seven weeks.[1] Three of those were at No. 1.[2] in 1955.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 23. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 53. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
Dickie Valentine

8 December 1955 for 3 weeks
Succeeded by
"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets