Top 10 Christmas chart number 2s

1 Ruby (Kenny Rodgers and the First Edition):

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Kept off the top in 1969 by Rolf Harris's Two Little Boys.

2 Fairytale of New York (Pogues and Kirsty MacColl): No.1 was Always On My Mind by the Pet Shop Boys in 1987.

3 YMCA (Village People): Close but not good enough to beat Boney M's Mary's Boy Child in 1978.

4 Sunshine Superman (Donovan): Maryhill's finest couldn't beat The Green Green Grass of Home and Tom Jones in 1966.

5 What Makes a Man (Westlife): Loser in 2000 to Can We Fix It by Bob The Builder.

6 Saving All My Love For You (Whitney Houston): Ousted from the top spot by Shakin' Stevens and Merry Christmas Everyone in 1985.

7 Just Like Starting Over (John Lennon): Second to There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir in 1980.

8 Babe (Take That): Kept off the top in 1993 by Mr Blobby.

9 My Ding-a-Ling (Chuck Berry): Lost out in 1972 to Little Jimmy Osmond's Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool.

10 She Loves You (Beatles): Second to I Wanna Hold Your Hand... by The Beatles. in 1963.

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