Official Showaddywaddy Web Site Hey, It's Christmas!

Showaddywaddy’s festive hit Hey Mr. Christmas continues to receive lots of airplay, over 40 years after it was originally released, including broadcasts on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music as well as many local radio stations. The song is still in the band’s live set every year! Released on 15th November 1974, it reached number 13 during an 8 week chart run, reaching its peak position in the chart of 4th January 1975. It was released without a picture sleeve in the UK, it did however come in a picture sleeve in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The band performed the song on Top Of The Pops on 12th December 1974, the footage of which sadly no longer exists. The song was also promoted on Lift Off With Ayshea on 17th December 1974, and A Stocking Full Of Stars on Christmas Day 1974. A Channel 5 programme about festive songs revolve that it was the 43rd best-selling Christmas song of all time!

Showaddywaddy performed the song at their live shows around the time of release, and after a long absence it returned to the set in 2010, and is still being played live by the band today at gigs in December.

The banner picture shows the band in London on 19th November 1974 with girls from the National Children's Home, Harpenden, to promote the single that was released a few days earlier.

Fans should also check out two other Showaddywaddy Christmas songs, Christmas Tears Will Fall and Rock Christmas, which are a must for anyone’s festive season playlist!