It is pretty much a certainty these days for the winner of X-Factor to be christmas number one.
Millions of people watch the show and millions of people by the song the winner releases - generally a cover! I guess in one way it's good for music that people still buy the music.
Anyway, Tom Smith & Andy Burrows were drunkenly discussing the loss of the true christmas songs one night in a pub and decided that it was time to write a festive album. They wanted to recapture the Christmas from when they were kids.
'When the Thames Froze' captures the side of Christmas that lot's of people have come to forget - being with family and friends. This is why I am a big fan of this song as that is probably my favourite thing about christmas.