Once Upon a Christmas Song

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"Once Upon a Christmas Song"
Single by Geraldine McQueen (Peter Kay)
Released 5 December 2008 (Europe)
Format CD single, digital download, DVD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Parody, Christmas
Writer(s) Peter Kay and Gary Barlow
Peter Kay singles chronology
"The Winner's Song"
"Once Upon a Christmas Song"
"The Official BBC Children in Need Medley"

"Once Upon a Christmas Song" was the second single by fictional character Geraldine McQueen from Britain's Got the Pop Factor..., a mock talent contest/comedy by British comedian Peter Kay who also plays Geraldine. The CD was released on 15 December 2008, with the download available a day earlier.[1] It was a charity single with proceeds going to the NSPCC.[2]

The song was co-written by Peter Kay and Gary Barlow.

In 2016, an instrumental version the song served as the theme tune to BBC One's compilation series Peter Kay's Comedy Shuffle.


The video for "Once Upon A Christmas Song" features Geraldine (Peter Kay), on a float singing to the public. It ends with her lighting up a street with Christmas decorations. Also, Jackie (Jo Enright) and Wendy (Sian Foulkes) from 2 Up 2 Down feature. ITV News And ITV News Granada Presenter And Reporter Lucy Meacock, from North West regional news programme Granada Reports/Granada Tonight, makes a speaking cameo as herself.

Track listing[edit]

For the CD release of Once Upon A Christmas Song, tracks featured are;

  1. Once Upon A Christmas Song
  2. The Winners Song
  3. Geraldine's Medley


Chart (2008) Peak
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 43
Irish Singles Chart 35
UK Singles Chart 5

End of year[edit]

Country (2008) Position
United Kingdom 129[3]


  1. ^ "Once Upon A Christmas Song (Single)". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Will Peter Kay's Geraldine be Christmas Number One? The Bolton News, 15 December 2008
  3. ^ Official Singles Chart 2008 UK Charts Plus

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