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Third place went to Chris Rea’s Driving Home for Christmas, with White Christmas, by Bing Crosby, close behind.
And Michael Bublé took fifth place with his 2011 version of It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
However, Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic, All I Want for Christmas, could only manage number six in the top 10 list, with 39 percent of the vote.
Other songs to feature in the top 10 included Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas, and Dean Martin’s festive tracks, Baby It’s Cold Outside and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
The study was commissioned by Pringles, to launch its first Christmas single, The Pringles Single, with vocals from Luna Morgenstern and a Welsh choir – marking the collision of Christmas and football this December.
The pop tune delivers a rendition of the well-known carol – Carol of the Bells – with lyrics synonymous with festive and football celebrations.
Aisling O’Hara, from Pringles, said: “This is no ordinary winter, as we experience two of the biggest celebratory events in one season.
“Our first ever song highlights these moments, and we can’t wait to see fans have some fun with a lip sync on TikTok.”
The study also found that, of those who celebrate Christmas, 30 percent named singing Christmas songs as one of their favourite things to do over the festive period – while 58 percent simply enjoying listening to Christmas tunes.
But there is a limit, with 37 percent admitting they feel annoyed if they hear festive music any earlier than December 1st.
And one in three (32 percent) admit they stop listening to the songs as soon as Christmas Day is over – although a festive 14 percent keep them going into the new year.
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