Mariah Carey and Wham’s ‘Christmas’ Hits Battle For U.K. No. 1

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It could be a very special Christmas indeed for Mariah Carey, whose “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is on pace to hit No. 1 in the U.K. for the very first time.

Carey’s festive classic is in pole position after the weekend, with a lead of 1,300 combined sales over Wham’s “Last Christmas,” another holiday standard which has never reached the top of the chart tree.

Carey’s “Christmas” was released in 1994 and has a U.K. peak position of No. 2.

All will be unwrapped when the Official U.K. Singles Chart is published this Friday (Dec. 11).

Elsewhere on the Official Chart: First Look, Jess Glynne is on track for her 10th U.K. Top 10 as her Amazon Originals cover of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” rockets 28-3.

The festival spirit is all over the chart blast as The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s “Fairytale of New York” lifts 8-4; Justin Bieber’s cover of “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” rises 21-5; Shakin’ Stevens’ “Merry Christmas Everyone” jumps 14-6; Elton John’s “Step Into Christmas” is up 18-8; Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” is up 15-9; Wizzard’s “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” gains 23–12; Chris Rea’s “Driving Home For Christmas” improves 22-13; Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” lifts 32– 17; and Leona Lewis’s “One More Sleep” vaults 33-18.

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