Australian singles charts:
Merry Xmas Everybody entered the Kent charts on 12 December 1973 and peaked at #55.
Ultimate Classic Rock:
Slade released Merry Xmas Everybody on 7 December 1973.
It is an exuberant song that starts off with fantastical visions of a corker of a holiday (“It’s the time when every Santa has a ball / Does he ride a red-nosed reindeer? / Does a turn upon his sleigh? / Do the fairies keep him sober for a day?”) and leads into families having a blast and pondering all the festive fun they’ll have.
Read more: ultimateclassicrock.com/slade-merry-xmas-everybody-history
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