So now we know. There’s not to be a return to the Top 10 for Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues, with A Fairytale of New York holding steady at no 11 for a second week, and bloody Simon Cowell walking off with an increasingly irrelevant Xmas No 1 single.
But my favourite track has actually outperformed everyone this year, and not merely the traditional rivalry with Mariah Carey, by being the highest-placed Xmas record for 2014.
So Happy Xmas to all, especially drunks in drunk tanks, winners of improbable bets, sluts on junk in hospital beds, and all those who share their dreams on a cold Xmas Eve.
And the boys of the NYPD choir still singing Galway Bay…