Win a Fortnum & Mason hamper in our Christmas competition

How to enter

Once you’ve found all nine clues, e-mail us
with ‘Christmas competition’ in the subject line. Send your entry to and remember to include:

  • the name of the song
  • the artist who performed the original version
  • the page numbers and details of all the clues from Personnel Today, December 12, and the clue from the website
  • and your contact details.
Make sure your entry reaches us by midday on
Monday 18 December 2006

Find all nine clues (eight in the magazine and one on the website) and you could win a hamper from Fortnum & Mason.

In case you’re not fully up to speed with your classic Christmas hits you’ll find a link below where you can listen to a clip of the song.

And to really help, we’ve even printed the song lyrics, with some key words omitted.

 Preview the song on

Lyrics to our mystery song…

—– —-, just slip a sable under the tree,
For me, been an awful good girl,
—– —- so hurry down the chimney tonight

—– —-, a ’54 convertible too, light blue,
I’ll wait up for you dear,
—– —-, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellows that I haven’t kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you check off my Christmas list

—– —-, I want a yacht and really that’s not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
—– —-, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa honey, one little thing I really need, the deed,
To a platinum mine,
—– —-, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a duplex and cheques,
Sign your x on the line,
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s,
I really do believe in you,
Let’s see if you believe in me

—– —-, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring,
I don’t mean on the phone,
—– —-, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry, tonight.

Written by Joan Javits, Phil Springer and Tony Springer.

Comments are closed.