Clean Bandit claim the 2016 Christmas top spot - but what is your favourite Christmas number one of all time?

Clean Bandit, who have held on to their domination of the charts to win the accolade of Christmas nu

Clean Bandit, who have held on to their domination of the charts to win the accolade of Christmas number one for 2016, the Official Charts Company has confirmed. Picture Official Charts Company. - Credit: PA

Clean Bandit have continued their domination of the charts to claim the accolade of Christmas number one for 2016.

The British electronic music trio's Rockabye, featuring rapper Sean Paul and singer Anne-Marie, has been in the singles charts for nine weeks and in the top spot for seven.

The group fended off stiff competition from One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, Little Mix, Rag'n'Bone Man and an old festive favourite, All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey, to score the prestigious title, the Official Charts Company said.

Matt Terry, winner of The X Factor, fell to number eight with his debut solo single When Christmas Comes Around, after the Ed Sheeran-penned track debuted in the charts last week at number three.

Clean Bandit told OfficialCharts.com: 'To have been number one for seven weeks is something amazing in its own right that we are all incredibly proud of, but to now be Christmas number one is mind-blowing.

'It's something we never imagined would happen with Rockabye when we were writing and recording it.'

The trio follow in the footsteps of last year's seasonal chart-toppers, the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir.

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Other notable Christmas number one artists of recent years include a slew of X Factor champions, such as Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Ben Haenow and Matt Cardle.

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