Charts analysis: Ed Sheeran & Elton John's Merry Christmas achieves third week at No.1

Christmas is over but the passion for Christmas songs is evidently not. Despite the fact that only the first day of the chart week was pre-Christmas, the second day was Christmas itself, and the last five days were post-Christmas, seasonal songs make their biggest impression ever on the chart.

We are in unchartered territory as the top 13 songs in the chart are Christmas-related, with Ed Sheeran & Elton John’s Merry Christmas resuming at the summit on consumption of 82,780 ...

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