WIN a limited edition Fairytale of New York seven-inch vinyl

Win A Copy of The Fairytale of New York / The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

The greatest greatest Christmas song never to get to number one? Quite probably. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl peaked at number two in the UK in 1987 with Fairytale Of New York, kept of the top spot by the Pet Shop Boys massive selling Always On My Mind single.

Rhino are celebrating what is the 25th anniversary of the record by reissuing it, but as well as the usual digital versions (single, instrumental and video) they have also issued physical version in the shape of a limited edition seven-inch vinyl, with some fine new artwork and the physical debut of the instrumental version of the track on the B-side.

This seven-inch is limited to just 2000 copies and is out today available from Rough Trade Records. The digital versions can be found on iTunes.

We have a copy of the vinyl to give awayleave a comment to enter and we’ll pick a winner on Monday 10th December.

In the meantime, why not join the Facebook campaign to get Fairytale of New York to number one this Christmas.

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120 responses to WIN a limited edition Fairytale of New York seven-inch vinyl

  1. Luc Swaenen says:

    Wooohoo.. 1st..

  2. Euan shanks says:

    What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas with Shane and Kirsty.

  3. g man says:

    oh please :)

  4. B Williams says:

    Nice to relive that Xmas of so long ago!

  5. David Hornsey says:

    I saw Kirsty and Shane perform this at the Alexandra Palace when she supported Morrissey. This song is the only thing I remember from that night.

  6. ann lackey says:

    the best song ever would make my christmas

  7. Peter van noort says:

    Punky christmas this is….uncle Shane

  8. Maurice says:

    This would make a nice christmas present for my brother… :)

  9. Andy says:

    An awesome song! Brilliantly done.

  10. Andreas says:

    I would like to win. I still remember my tree Pogues gigs in 1988 :-)

  11. Clair says:

    Oh I would love to win this …. this is the song that makes it Christmas when it gets played.

  12. Bill says:

    Kirsty was brilliant on everything she did. Such a sad loss.

  13. Hedley says:

    Kirsty gone, but not forgotten. Thank you for offering the disc.

  14. Vassilis Vamvas says:

    Yes, please!

  15. Alan says:

    It only gets better as the years pass by.
    Makes me feel sad that it is 25 years old though, that is as old as The Beatles’ Love Me Do was when Fairytale first came out.

  16. Joe says:

    It is MY Christmas no. 1

  17. John says:

    This is always my favorite at xmas.

  18. Graham says:

    I’m in!

  19. Mark S says:

    what a first

  20. Barry Grayshon says:

    Greatest Christmas song ever.

  21. Mark Stubbs says:

    fairytail..oh goodie?

  22. Imogen Stubbs says:

    please i really love the pogues

  23. Loretta Stubbs says:

    kirsty we miss you

  24. Mike Cooper says:

    Love this song. What a great Christmas gift this would be!

  25. Alex says:

    Love that song!

  26. Thomas Inskeep says:

    Oh, I would LOVE to own this 7″ of one of THE essential Xmas tracks!

  27. Ron says:

    cool! one of the best songs of the 80’s…

  28. Ramiro Ortega says:


  29. Bill Proe says:

    Great band. Great song.

  30. william gay says:

    this is the only christmas song i ever listen to

  31. Chris Kotsiris says:

    The best & most unorthodox Xmas song ever. The combination of that gravel voice with the voice of a siren it’s magical. It shouldn’t work but it worked.

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  33. Alan says:

    Ho ho ho.

  34. wardo says:

    I’d love to have a copy.

  35. Jacek Ratajczyk says:

    Brilliant song!

  36. Raymund Flores says:

    i wish santa hear my little request…

  37. Michael Dahl says:

    Best christmas song ever

  38. Blureu says:

    Must go to #1 this year!

  39. Dean Vaccaro says:

    met Kirsty once years ago. what a sweetheart.

  40. Andy says:

    Dig the instrumental track.

  41. Peter Davidson says:

    I would love a copy

  42. James Gooch says:

    Wow, as of now I have a 1 in 43 chance of winning. That would be SWELL! Merry Xmas Everybody!

  43. Yu Bo says:

    wo kao

  44. marcel says:

    i want!

  45. Raj says:

    a great song – hope i win!

  46. Marc says:

    Kristy, has coaxed a magnificent performance out of Shane on this one!

  47. Marc says:

    whoops i mean Kirsty (darn auto correct)

  48. Loig says:

    Damn, I would love to have one of these.

  49. Eddy says:

    Please you can give this huge fan a very merry christmas

  50. Dean says:

    Played alongside the pogues at the strummer of love festival and they are still as good as the last time i saw them at the mean fiddler in 84.. No1 enough said..

  51. Wendigo says:

    Remember folks, The Pogues aren’t just for Christmas! They’re for life :D

  52. Sam Johnson says:

    It is one of my favourite songs no matter the time of year or season. Lyrical and musical mastery. A copy would make me very happy.

  53. Lumber says:

    Don’t mean to put a dampener on things but the uk cd single reissue in 2005 had the instrumental version on it. Cracking song though.

  54. Bill Cannon says:

    Classic-she was a great talent.

  55. Chris Ryan says:

    Best Christmas song ever.

  56. DogFacedBoy says:

    there was a wonderful documentary on the song on BBC$ a couple of years back. My favourite Christmas song but reminds me of how much I miss the great Kirsty MacColl every year

  57. Alan Fenwick says:

    A lovely stocking filler.

  58. Dave Felstead says:


  59. Yossi Barak says:

    A Happy New Year

  60. Cornish Andy says:

    The greatest song ever written, Christmas or otherwise. Shane’s poetry, the Pogues peerless musicianship and the much missed Kirsty Maccoll’s beautiful vocal sparring with Macgowan. I could have been someone. Well so could anyone…

  61. simon says:

    Definitely not probably!

  62. John Donnelly says:

    Please let ut be me

  63. sarah wallis says:

    This is one of my favourite Christmas songs, i love to sing along ……very badly!

  64. Chris Lancaster says:

    The bells are ringing out….

  65. Yassmin Hulley says:

    great prize xxxx

  66. Mikael says:

    Nice one, is faggot “beeped” out on $Tunes?

  67. Martin K says:

    Gorgeous picture on the sleeve-worth it for that in itself :)

  68. Bud Verge says:

    This is always my favorite holiday song!

  69. Boaz Halachmi says:

    Heaven in 7″

  70. Liba says:

    Merry Christmas.

  71. Leemer says:

    Another happy Christmas your arse, thanks for the chance.

  72. Marco89 says:

    Superdeluxeedition is the heaven too

  73. Fred Holmes says:

    best Christmas song ever.

  74. Celtic Bob says:

    One of my favorite Xmas songs.

  75. Martin Temchuk says:

    I’d like to win this!

  76. Paul says:

    Absolute class!

  77. Jose M says:

    I wanna be a Pogue!

  78. Francis says:

    One of the best ever Christmas songs and sang brilliantly by the beauty and the beast of pop, Kirsty and Shane.

  79. Stering Cote says:

    Looks like Christmas is coming early this year .

  80. Probably the only Christmas song (except The Power Of Love which isn’t really one) that works outside Christmas. Makes me simultaneously miss Kirsty & wonder how come Shame is still alive.

  81. seakret says:

    She is sorely missed. A great talent.

  82. Ivan Thomasz says:

    One of the best Christmas songs ever written and recorded. It swings from despair, anger and disappointment with unfulfilled dreams, to bittersweet, melancholic hope. An all-time classic that’s on my playlist every Christmas since I first heard it.

  83. Terry Hurley says:

    The best….

  84. Stephen says:


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  86. jo says:

    a xmas fairytale with a sober Shane as the Prince and Kirsty as the Snowqueen

  87. Noel says:

    It ain’t Christmas until this gets played….

  88. Graham says:

    Vinyl & a great song – perfect!

  89. PAC says:

    Hope, Despair.. 4.33

  90. sophie saint says:

    Thanks for this opportunity! Fingers crossed!

  91. Jan Hansen says:

    “Fairytale” is a great, great song. But it’s not the only great X-mas tune never get to no. 1. “Driving Home For Christmas” by Chris Rea only made it to no. 53 when first released in 1988 and no. 33 in 2007. Just sayin’…!

  92. david lusman says:

    would love a copy

  93. Øyvind Lade says:

    Lovely song!! It won’t be a proper christmas without it. Can’t wait to get to London and see it live on december 20th..

  94. Amos says:

    This would be cool to win!

  95. Paul O says:

    Would love to find this in my stocking, Santa

  96. Jorge De Vivo says:

    As if the other competition wasn’t enough, we have another one now. Great prize!!

  97. Jonathan says:

    I love that this song took years for the band to finally perfect through such a wide set of influences and inspiration. Which is probably why it’s stood the test of time so well. A timeless tribute to Kirsty MacColl too.

  98. Stef Notarangelo says:

    This is easily the greatest Christmas song ever – not sugary or cheesy, just a wonderful tale of two lovers on hard times. Genius.

  99. Matt E. says:

    I would love to win this.

  100. Caroline says:

    Happy christmas your arse I pray god it´s our last!

  101. Owen Keenan says:

    Perfect Christmas gift for myself.

  102. Tom says:

    Merry Christmas!

  103. Trevor says:

    Best Xmas song ever

  104. John Donnelly says:

    Please let me win

  105. Mel Butcher says:

    Love this song, thanks for the chance to win.

  106. Jo welsh says:

    Would love this my girls love dancing to it and it is a real favourite of ours

  107. Mark Hills says:

    Love to own a peice of music history

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  108. Sara Goodman says:

    My very favourite Xmas song. Whenever I hear this for the first time on the radio in the run up to Xmas, I smile, as it really makes me feel that Christmas is coming!

  109. Darren campion says:

    Love fairy tail of New York even after 25 years merry christmas I miss you Kirsty R.I.P

  110. jill houghton says:

    its not christmas without the pogues

  111. Kiya Parker says:

    This would be the perfect Christmas present for my mum! x

  112. Would love to put this in my scumbag’s Christmas stocking!

  113. maddalena dalton says:

    love this song

  114. Joanna Orr says:

    Sooo LOVE this song and we have a jukebox that can play 7″ vinyl too – we’ve just put our xmas songs on – all sorts from Elvis Presley to Bruce Springsteen..

  115. Dennis Bates says:

    one song that you never get tired of hearing

  116. Stephen Hill says:

    What a great song, a real tearjerker, specially that Kirsty is gone and Shane can barely stand up long enough to croak out a few blehhs; never will lose its emotional wallop.

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