70s Music Christmas 1970

The Christmas charts were so important in the 1970s, with not only the prestige of getting a Christmas hit, but a NUMBER One Christmas hit was the icing on the cake, the Christmas Cake.

During this Christmas Season we look at the music of Christmas Day 1970 and highlight those Christmas records to stir the memory of the 70s music.

Having to use a bit of editorial control here to decide what was a Christmas hit, so if it does not match your criteria, apologies.

This Chart is from 19th December 1970, so covers Christmas Day, although the next chart appeared on 26th of December, but with little change.

New Entry at No.34
Judy Collins with Amazing Grace
Born 1939 and a huge star in the 1960s,Judy had this worldwide hit in 1970 from her album "Whales and Nightingales".

Interview with Judy talking about "Amazing Grace"
Anne Murray and Snowbird

Written by Gene MaClellan who died in 1995, and sang by Canadian singer Ann Murray, although a hit for many, her version seems to be the best version, and most well known.


This would make Number One and will always be associated with a Grandad at Christmas.

Christmas No1
Dave Edmunds' Rockpile with I Hear You Knocking