Now John Lewis’ Christmas advert has been unveiled, it appears people are going crazy over what will be this year’s Christmas number one. Recently Adele’s release of ‘Hello’ drove social media nuts. It’s been an interesting year in terms of UK releases and it seems that this Christmas, the coveted number one slot will be highly contested. The contenders this year are:

X Factor Winner’s Single
As always, the X Factor winner’s single. Last year, it was Ben Haenow with ‘Something I Need’. He performed recently on X Factor but who knows what he has been up to for the last 12 months. Hopefully this year’s winner will have more success!

Adele’s recent release of ‘Hello’ literally broke the internet with over a million digital downloads in a week. People have been waiting for her return (including me) and I can’t wait to hear her album, creatively titled ‘25’. Also interesting fact that the video was directed by French-Canadian director, Xavier Dolan.

John Lewis Advert
The hotly anticipated advert that ignites Christmas spirit every year has been released. Aurora’s cover of Oasis’ ‘Half the World Away’ will certainly soar high in the charts.

Cilla Black
With the unfortunate death in August of such an icon, Cilla Black’s music has returned to the masses. Here she is singing ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ back in 1964.

NHS Choir
Each year, there is a petition to prevent the expected and predictable from reaching the Number One slot. However I am happy that this year we will see a real true cause attempting to climb the ranks. This is ‘A Bridge Over You’ by the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir, originally by Coldplay and Simon & Garfunkel.

One Direction
Another one of Simon Cowell’s most treasured stars, One Direction are due to release a Christmas single. Known as one of the biggest and most influential bands in the world (due to their large fan base), I’m sure they’ll reach the top of the charts. However here is their latest single, Drag Me Down.

Sam Smith
Recently released single ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ is Sam Smith’s attempt at featuring in the Bond soundtrack’s hall of fame alongside the likes of Adele, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney. Featured in the latest Bond film, Spectre, let’s see if it can do better in the charts than the film in the box office.

Shirley Bassey and Blake
Keeping with the Bond theme, Shirley Bassey has surprisingly returned to try and reach the top of charts. Alongside classical boyband, Blake, it has been 60 years since the Welsh songstress released her first record and apparently they’ll be singing King Cole’s classic ‘The Christmas Song’. Here she is singing her Bond number ‘Goldfinger’.

Katy Perry
Last but not least, Katy Perry is rumoured to be releasing a Christmas song. Apparently she’s been in the studio with Duke Dumont and the single will be called ‘Every Day Is A Holiday’. She’s even hinted to it on her Instagram over 2 months ago. She’s already covered other Christmas songs, let’s hope this one will be a hit!

With all the Christmas festivity in the air, this will always be my favourite Christmas song!