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Fairytale of New York" is a Christmas song by Anglo-Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the British singer Kirsty MacColl. The song is an Irish folk style ballad, written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan, and featured on The Pogues' album If I Should Fall from Grace with God. According to the Fairytale of New York Songfacts, this song was inspired by JP Donleavy's 1961 novel of the same title. The author told The Daily Mail: "Technically I could… read more


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  • Avatar for bodevanlot
    Easily my favorite Christmas song... not much competition in my book, but this is great.
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  • Avatar for cyrone
    happy Christmas
  • Avatar for Druid66
    Guessing the New York board of tourism won't be using this in a jingle - unless they cut out the bitterness of the later verses - but it's a tremendous song, for Shane and Kirsty's vocals as well as the band's playing.
  • Avatar for tommb1
    this is one of the best christmas tracks of all time
  • Avatar for tommb1
    i love this track
  • Avatar for dhorasoo
    guess it's that time of the year, eh?
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  • Avatar for JJMPB
    great christmas song
  • Avatar for Abomination317
    v essential: yes, forgotten: Not a chance in hell. You can't get away from it at Christmas. It manages to get back in the charts every single year.

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