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S2 B2 Bonus Episode – Beatles Christmas Number Ones
Bonus Episode24th December 2021 • The Walrus Was Paul • Paul Romanuk
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In this special Bonus Episode of The Walrus Was Paul, host Paul Romanuk takes a look at the four songs released by the Beatles that grabbed the prestigious Number One position on the UK Christmas Singles chart. The Beatles hold the distinction of having more Christmas Number Ones than any other group. Paul McCartney also managed to pull off a Christmas Number One with his post-Beatles band, Wings.

This episode features a brief overview of each song - the story behind the song and its chart success in the UK and North America.

Here's a list of all of the UK Christmas Number Ones from over the years:

As an aside, the Beatles also dominated the UK Christmas Number One Albums Chart - where they hold the distinction of having nailed the top position a record seven times. Here's a story about that.