13:53 26 December 2004
The original version of the Band Aid song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" has been voted Britain's favourite festive moment of all time.
The 1984 version of the charity song - written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for famine relief - topped a list compiled for the Channel 4 TV show "The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments."
The hit single, which raised more than 100m, topped the festive poll, in which voters were asked to pick their favourite Christmas TV moment from a selection of yuletide movies, songs and TV specials.
Viewers voted the 1996 Christmas special of the comedy series "Father Ted" in at number two.
The episode, "A Christmassy Ted" saw misfit priests Ted and Dougal getting lost in Europe's largest lingerie store.
Raymond Briggs' Christmas cartoon classic, "The Snowman" came third.
But comedy dominated the poll of favourite Christmas TV moments, with "The Office Christmas Special" in at fourth place.
Classic comedy series "Only Fools and Horses" also entered at number five for the 1996 Christmas special, which saw Del and Rodney Trotter returning to our screens after a three-year break.
The episode in which the hapless Trotter brothers finally strike it rich attracted more than 24 million viewers when first aired.
"Blackadder's Christmas Carol", in which Rowan Atkinson's character stars in a variation on Charles Dickens' renowned story of Scrooge, came in at nine.
Frank Capra's timeless feel-good film, "It's a Wonderful Life" was voted in at tenth place for Jimmy Stewart's portrayal of a family man contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve before an ageing angel shows him how much worse the world would be without him.
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