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X Factor's Leona has festive No 1
Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis won ITV1's The X Factor a week before Christmas

Singer Leona Lewis has grabbed this year's Christmas number one single - a week after winning ITV1 talent contest The X Factor.

The 21-year-old stormed to the top with A Moment Like This, which only went on sale in shops on Wednesday.

Revived boy band Take That's Patience is the runner-up at number two, while their Beautiful World is the top album.

McFly's Sorry's Not Good Enough and Girls Aloud's I Think We're Alone Now made numbers three and four.

CHRISTMAS TOP 10 SINGLES
1. A Moment Like This - Leona Lewis
2. Patience - Take That
3. Sorry's Not Good Enough - McFly
4. I Think We're Alone Now - Girls Aloud
5. Truly Madly Deeply - Cascada
6. Fairytale of New York - Pogues
7. 21st Century Christmas - Cliff Richard
8. Boogie 2Nite - Booty Luv
9. Smack That - Akon
10 You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
Source: Official UK Charts Company
German dance trio Cascada are at number five with Truly Madly Deeply.

The Pogues' festive favourite, Fairytale of New York returns to the Christmas chart at number six. The track, featuring Kirsty MacColl, was first released in 1987.

Another seasonal stalwart, Sir Cliff Richard, falls to number seven with 21st Century Christmas.

It is his third top 10 hit since he last hit number one with 1999's Millennium Prayer.

In the album chart, Westlife are at number two with the Love Album, while the Oasis best-of compilation Stop The Clocks is at number three.


SEE ALSO
Seasonal singles seek chart summit
18 Dec 06 |  Entertainment
Leona crowned winner of X Factor
17 Dec 06 |  Entertainment
Take That's domination continues
17 Dec 06 |  Entertainment

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