Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)

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"Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)"
Single by The Darkness
Genre Rock
The Darkness singles chronology
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love"
(2003)
"Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)"
(2003)
"Love Is Only a Feeling"
(2003)

"Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" was a single released by The Darkness in the UK during December 2003, to fall in with the famous UK Christmas Number One Race.

The song was favourite with the bookmakers to reach number one in the official UK singles chart, but was beaten by the relatively unknown Gary Jules and Michael Andrews with a cover of Tears for Fears Mad World. Justin Hawkins was reportedly very bitter about the defeat, especially after Jules branded the Darkness as being "Hilarious", showing again that The Darkness were predominantly viewed as a novelty act. Even so, the song reached Number Two in the UK singles chart.

The school choir providing backing vocals, heard on the single and seen in the song's video, came from Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College school, in New Cross, London, which Justin's mother once attended.


The Darkness
Justin Hawkins | Dan Hawkins | Richie Edwards | Ed Graham
Frankie Poullain
Discography
Albums: Permission to Land | One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back
Singles: Get Your Hands Off My Woman | Growing on Me | I Believe in a Thing Called Love | Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) | Love Is Only a Feeling | One Way Ticket | Is It Just Me? | Girlfriend
Labels
Atlantic Records | Must Destroy
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