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Let’s be honest, being without a partner at Christmas can suck.

There is plenty you can do to ease the solitude and still have a great time and count your blessings as our founder Dennie has advised.

But sometimes, a bit like Bridget Jones singing along to Without You on her sofa in her pyjamas, belting out a Christmas song, especially one that laments a lost love can also help banish the Yuletide blues.

These are our favourites.

5. Last ChristmasWham

The wonderful Wham hit is now an unbelievable 35 years old. Yes you read that right. Given a new lease of life in a new schmaltzy film. Despite its age, it’s timeless.

4. RiverJoni Mitchell/Ellie Goulding

A haunting folk song by Joni Mitchell, from her 1971 album Blue. It was never released as a single but has become one of Mitchell’s most recorded works – with Ellie Goulding bringing it bang up to date this year.

3. Fairytale of New YorkThe Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

With more than 61 million hits on YouTube, this beloved Christmas anthem of love and loss has weathered a storm of controversy about what some now see as unacceptable lyrics.

2. Lonely This ChristmasMud

Aww – so sad! But there’s also something joyous about these 70s costumes and Les Gray’s heart-rending delivery of the cheesy sentiments – especially the spoken interlude- love it!

1. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

The King at his most mesmerising in his 1968 comeback special. Pure class. Who doesn’t love this stellar performance?

Do you have a favourite we haven’t included in our pick of the faded romance pops?

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