Wombling Merry Christmas – Wombles

This track by the Wombles spent four weeks in the UK top 10 in 1974 and 1975.

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Forty years ago this week, Wombling merry Christmas by the Wombles reached its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 21 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After one week at its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for one more week, at number 5, and then fell to number 20 for a final week in the chart.

Wombling merry Christmas was released on the CBS record label and was the last of four UK top 10 hits for the Wombles. It was taken from the gold-selling album Keep on wombling, which peaked at number 17 in the UK album chart. The single was certified silver.

In 2000, the Wombles teamed up with Roy Wood to combine Wombling merry Christmas with Wizzard’s I wish it could be Christmas every day. The resulting single, I wish it could be a wombling Christmas, reached number 22 in the UK chart.

More music from the Wombles


UK singles chart for the week ending 4 January 1975

  1. Lonely this ChristmasMud

  2. Wombling merry ChristmasWombles

  3. Juke box jiveRubettes

  4. Streets of LondonRalph McTell

  5. My boyElvis Presley

  6. You ain’t seen nothing yetBachman-Turner Overdrive

  7. The inbetweenies / Father Christmas do not touch meGoodies

  8. You’re the first, the last, my everythingBarry White

  9. Oh yes! You’re beautifulGary Glitter

  10. Down downStatus Quo

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