The Story of... 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

22 December 2017, 10:00

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's 1987 festive track 'Fairytale of New York' has become one of the nation's best-loved Christmas tunes of all time.

The song about bickering former lovers on Christmas Eve is a Christmas cracker, but do you know its fascinating backstory?

What is it about? What inspired the song? Who originally sang Kirsty's lines? Find out all you need to know below...

 

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