What was Christmas Number 1 in 1988?

Cliff Richard mistletoe and wine

Ever find yourself wondering what was the Christmas number 1 song in 1988? Well wonder no more!

The Christmas Number 1 in 1988 was…. Mistletoe and Wine by the legendary Cliff Richards.

The single was released on 21st November and topped the charts for 4 weeks. It was Cliff’s 99th single as a recording artist. It was also his 12th number 1!

Originally penned for a musical version of Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Little Match Girl’. It was sung in a pub song style for the TV adaptation by 1960’s model Twiggy.

Cliff Richard apparently took a liking to the song, but with the writers permission, made the lyrics a little more religious.



Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for over 10 years, she is passionate about health and wellbeing and lives in Edinburgh with her partner, children, and Pug, Poppy.