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Tuesday, 3 December, 2002, 13:17 GMT
Blobby voted worst Christmas hit
Mr
Mr Blobby has been named as the most annoying Christmas tune ever, beating festive classics from Rolf Harris, Renee and Renata and Bony M's Mary's Boy Child.

The 1993 novelty hit from the polka-dotted pink Mr Blobby, made famous on Noel Edmond's House Party, was voted the most irritating Christmas number one in a poll conducted by HMV.

In second place in the less-than-coveted top 10 was St Winifred's School Choir with their song There's No-One Quite Like Grandma, which hit the top of the charts in 1980.

Sir Cliff Richard's 1988 Yule-time offering Mistletoe and Wine was voted the third most irritating Christmas hit.

Sir Cliff is no stranger to hitting the top at Christmas, having achieved it on three occasions over the years, the last time being in 1990 with Saviour's Day.

Other Christmas turkeys include Wings' Mull of Kintyre, Bob the Builder's Can We Fix It and Renee and Renata with Save Your Love.

Sir Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff has three number one singles
Perennial seasonal favourites Slade are top of the tree with their single Merry Xmas Everybody voted most popular of all time.

Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman's 2001 hit Somethin' Stupid came fifth in the most popular list but was also voted the seventh most irritating.

Future contenders

The Queen epic Bohemian Rhapsody, which was number one in both 1975 and 1991, came in at number two in the popular list.

Charity chart-topper Do They Know it's Christmas from Band Aid was at number three.

It has made the number one spot twice with two different line-ups of stars from the pop world, brought together by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.

Other favourites include Elvis Presley's Return to Sender, The Beatles' I Want to Hold Your Hand and the Spice Girls hit 2 Become 1.

The race for the 2002 Christmas number one looks like being a straight fight between the two bands created on Popstars: The Rivals.

The female group Girls Aloud will release a cover of East 17's Christmas number one Stay Another Day, while the boy band One True Voice will release Sacred Heart, previously recorded by the Bee Gees.

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