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‘Fairytale of New York’ voted best Christmas music video of all time


Everyone’s taking about the Christmas No 1’s but what about the No 1 Christmas Music videos of all time? A new poll of 2,000 Brits, commissioned by ROXi and conducted by CensusWide reveals the British public’s most popular Christmas music video of all time is The Pogues’s ‘Fairytale of New York’, receiving the support of an astounding 24% of the country.

Shane MacGowan and Kirsty Macoll’s celtic classic beat Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ which shows George Michael putting up the Christmas tree and singing about his heartbreak. In third place is Mariah Carey playing in the snow and hanging out with Santa in the video of her most iconic song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You.’

The rest of the top 10 Christmas music videos comprised of; Wizzard’s snowy ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day’, one of the most important music videos ever made; Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’, one of the cheesiest music video of all time; Shaken Steven’s ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’, The Darkness taking glam rock theatricality to another level in their video for ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’, the very cute Ariana Grande’s in ‘Santa, Tell Me’, a very young Justin Bieber in ‘Mistletoe’ and just making the top 10 Paul McCartney’s award winning music video ‘Pipes of Peace’ recreating the famous first World War Christmas truce.

CensusWide Opinion Poll Results, top 10 Christmas music video picks as voted by the British public expressing a preference are:

Fairytale of New York – The Pogues ft. Kirsty Macoll: 24.3%
Last Christmas – Wham! 13.8%
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey 13.1%
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard 13%
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid 10.9%
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shaken Stevens
Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) – The Darkness
Santa, Tell Me – Ariana Grande
Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Pipes of Peace – Paul McCartney

ROXi, the British Made-for-TV music entertainment provider, commissioned the survey to celebrate the launch of the world’s first full catalogue 55 million song ad-free music video streaming service ROXi Music Video Jukebox®, available on the biggest and most shared screen in the home, the TV.

Combining all the official music videos available from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Beggars Group, FUGA and other labels from the past 40 years, with over 54 million virtual videos developed exclusively by ROXi, in partnership with the worldwide photography library, Getty Images, Music Video Jukebox® is a first for the music industry and consumers.

The survey, conducted by CensusWide, revealed also that of those expressing a preference more than 56% of adults (and 66% of under 35-year olds) would prefer watching music videos over audio only tracks when enjoying music at home.

Rob Lewis, ROXi CEO, said: “Rob Lewis, ROXi CEO, said: “With demand for in-home digital entertainment at an all-time high, ROXi’s Music Video Jukebox offers consumers the world’s first fully comprehensive music video service. Given most artists can only afford to create music videos for a small selection of their music, it has never been possible to create a full catalogue audio-visual music experience before.”

Don’t just listen… See, Watch and Sing!

The new unique stunning full catalogue TV experience allows consumers to not just listen to their favourite artist… but to see them, watch them… and even sing with them through ROXi’s Sing With The Stars Karaoke feature, which with a new upgrade now includes more than 140,000 songs with timed lyrics.

Lewis added, “With our new unrivalled catalogue of 55 million music videos, both original and virtual, plus karaoke, music games, worldwide radio, yoga and meditation music and more, ROXi brings loved ones together to enjoy music, dancing, singing, playing and relaxing at home – it’s the perfect Lockdown antidote.”

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