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 a cover version recorded by Dickie Valentine and produced by Dick Rowe became a Christmas Number One hit in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It first entered the UK chart on 25 November 1955, where it spent seven weeks, three of which were at No. 1.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ 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