Lit­tle Mix top charts as the least wanted gift


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THE X Fac­tor win­ner’s sin­gle was the LEAST wel­come present found un­der Christ­mas trees in Bri­tain, ac­cord­ing to new re­search.

A quar­ter of peo­ple polled for Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion Shops said a record by the singing con­test’s lat­est pop idol was the LAST thing they wanted to re­ceive.

This year’s win­ners Lit­tle Mix recorded a ver­sion of Can­non­ball, but they stayed at the top spot for just one week be­fore be­ing ousted by the Mil­i­tary Wives Choir.

The girl band’s de­but sin­gle was out­sold by al­most five to one, with 556,000 copies of the choir’s sin­gle sold in a week – the most since then X Fac­tor win­ner Alexan­dra Burke hit the top of the charts with her cover of Hal­lelu­jah in 2008, with 576,000 copies.

“To have achieved more than 500,000 sales in a week with­out the back­ing of a vast pro­mo­tional op­er­a­tion, like X Fac­tor, is truly re­mark­able,” said the Of­fi­cial Charts Com­pany man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Martin Tal­bot.

Other un­pop­u­lar presents re­vealed in the sur­vey in­cluded saucy un­der­wear, mu­si­cal ties, a dig­i­tal photo frame, a foot spa, and nov­elty pants and socks.

WHAT did Cin­derella do when she got to

the ball? She choked!

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