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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. Dennis Bates says:

    one song that you never get tired of hearing

  3. 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..

  4. maddalena dalton says:

    love this song

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

  6. Kiya Parker says:

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

  7. jill houghton says:

    its not christmas without the pogues

  8. Darren campion says:

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

  9. 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!

  10. Mark Hills says:

    Love to own a peice of music history

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  11. Jo welsh says:

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

  12. Mel Butcher says:

    Love this song, thanks for the chance to win.

  13. John Donnelly says:

    Please let me win

  14. Trevor says:

    Best Xmas song ever

  15. Tom says:

    Merry Christmas!

  16. Owen Keenan says:

    Perfect Christmas gift for myself.

  17. Caroline says:

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

  18. Matt E. says:

    I would love to win this.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Jorge De Vivo says:

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

  22. Paul O says:

    Would love to find this in my stocking, Santa

  23. Amos says:

    This would be cool to win!

  24. 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..

  25. david lusman says:

    would love a copy

  26. 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’…!

  27. sophie saint says:

    Thanks for this opportunity! Fingers crossed!

  28. PAC says:

    Hope, Despair.. 4.33

  29. Graham says:

    Vinyl & a great song – perfect!

  30. Noel says:

    It ain’t Christmas until this gets played….

  31. jo says:

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

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  33. Stephen says:


  34. Terry Hurley says:

    The best….

  35. 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.

  36. seakret says:

    She is sorely missed. A great talent.

  37. 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.

  38. Stering Cote says:

    Looks like Christmas is coming early this year .

  39. Francis says:

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

  40. Jose M says:

    I wanna be a Pogue!

  41. Paul says:

    Absolute class!

  42. Martin Temchuk says:

    I’d like to win this!

  43. Celtic Bob says:

    One of my favorite Xmas songs.

  44. Fred Holmes says:

    best Christmas song ever.

  45. Marco89 says:

    Superdeluxeedition is the heaven too

  46. Leemer says:

    Another happy Christmas your arse, thanks for the chance.

  47. Liba says:

    Merry Christmas.

  48. Boaz Halachmi says:

    Heaven in 7″

  49. Bud Verge says:

    This is always my favorite holiday song!

  50. Martin K says:

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

  51. Mikael says:

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

  52. Yassmin Hulley says:

    great prize xxxx

  53. Chris Lancaster says:

    The bells are ringing out….

  54. sarah wallis says:

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

  55. John Donnelly says:

    Please let ut be me

  56. simon says:

    Definitely not probably!

  57. 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…

  58. Yossi Barak says:

    A Happy New Year

  59. Dave Felstead says:


  60. Alan Fenwick says:

    A lovely stocking filler.

  61. 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

  62. Chris Ryan says:

    Best Christmas song ever.

  63. Bill Cannon says:

    Classic-she was a great talent.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. Wendigo says:

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

  67. 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..

  68. Eddy says:

    Please you can give this huge fan a very merry christmas

  69. Loig says:

    Damn, I would love to have one of these.

  70. Marc says:

    whoops i mean Kirsty (darn auto correct)

  71. Marc says:

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

  72. Raj says:

    a great song – hope i win!

  73. marcel says:

    i want!

  74. Yu Bo says:

    wo kao

  75. James Gooch says:

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

  76. Peter Davidson says:

    I would love a copy

  77. Andy says:

    Dig the instrumental track.

  78. Dean Vaccaro says:

    met Kirsty once years ago. what a sweetheart.

  79. Blureu says:

    Must go to #1 this year!

  80. Michael Dahl says:

    Best christmas song ever

  81. Raymund Flores says:

    i wish santa hear my little request…

  82. Jacek Ratajczyk says:

    Brilliant song!

  83. wardo says:

    I’d love to have a copy.

  84. Alan says:

    Ho ho ho.

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  86. 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.

  87. william gay says:

    this is the only christmas song i ever listen to

  88. Bill Proe says:

    Great band. Great song.

  89. Ramiro Ortega says:


  90. Ron says:

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

  91. Thomas Inskeep says:

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

  92. Alex says:

    Love that song!

  93. Mike Cooper says:

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

  94. Loretta Stubbs says:

    kirsty we miss you

  95. Imogen Stubbs says:

    please i really love the pogues

  96. Mark Stubbs says:

    fairytail..oh goodie?

  97. Barry Grayshon says:

    Greatest Christmas song ever.

  98. Mark S says:

    what a first

  99. Graham says:

    I’m in!

  100. John says:

    This is always my favorite at xmas.

  101. Joe says:

    It is MY Christmas no. 1

  102. 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.

  103. Vassilis Vamvas says:

    Yes, please!

  104. Hedley says:

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

  105. Bill says:

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

  106. Clair says:

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

  107. Andreas says:

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

  108. Andy says:

    An awesome song! Brilliantly done.

  109. Maurice says:

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

  110. Peter van noort says:

    Punky christmas this is….uncle Shane

  111. ann lackey says:

    the best song ever would make my christmas

  112. 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.

  113. B Williams says:

    Nice to relive that Xmas of so long ago!

  114. g man says:

    oh please :)

  115. Euan shanks says:

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

  116. Luc Swaenen says:

    Wooohoo.. 1st..

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