Fairytale of New York: How the Pogues Created a Christmas Classic

Share this video on

What's Hot

What's New

Top Grossing

Top of the Chart


Braveheart Physique : This is THEE best Christmas song of all time.

swapsplat : I've literally never heard this song before.

RyanNottingham : I love polyphonic, click straight onto the video when I get the notification. Couldn’t click on this upload quick enough!

Agent Jens : Do King Crimson!

3legs : Not an Irish Christmas til you hear this playing

debaserNYC : Its not all bleak at all. you are forgetting one of the crucial/best parts of the song... the ending where they are fighting and she is saying how he took her dreams from her, he counters by saying he always had them along with his own. They need each other and all this other stuff around them doesn't matter. At least thats what Im taking from it... Merry Christmas!

Reece Robson : Do The Smiths

Smokedorangecat : By far one of the best channels I've come across. Thank you Polyphonic, seeing a new video means a well cooked meal for my thoughts and ears.

GreenQuox The Purple : Video about the pogues? didn't know christmas eve is earlier this year

what : Ehmmm, hello..can we get a video about Tool???

Oisin McPhillips : greatest Christmas song of all time. no arguments.

Dragons Thanos : Quite a pleasant surprise, I never hear this song played or talked about because I live in the states and it's one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. THIS is a pop masterpiece

qascarface : Do one on Hendrix

Mister Apple : I'd watch this, but then I'd lose the Pogues Game.

Jan Minor : It's such a well-written song. Lots of Christmas songs actually are, but this is one of the few that's not annoying...

Alessandro Canziani : Speaking of Morricone, i think he would be a fantastic subject for one of your videos. Anyways, great job as always!

Alejo M : do a video on brian may

Sebastian Elytron : Second best Xmas song of all time after Christmas Wrapping.

Sean Lenehan : I'm so glad you broke down this song. The Pogues are awesome!

Max Bartlett : Hotel california by the eagles!

Patrick : Crazy timing - home for Christmas and RTE(Irish TV) is about to broadcast a documentary right now on this very topic

Jordan Manners : 4:58 judicious use of the fade out

Flaming Monkey Guy : Amazing quality for a relatively small channel ( well not small but compared to some lesser but bigger channels cough cough *the Paul family* ). Great job and keep up the hard work!

Melora Foy : "I could have been someone." "Well so could anyone. You took my dreams from me when I first found you." "I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own. Can't make it all alone, I built my dreams around you." That is the most touching part I think. But it wan't mentioned in the video.

15pintoponies : RIP Kristy. What a great voice. Don't know what States they live in, but I hear this every year on the radio during the holidays. Even the grocery store plays it!! Not only one of the best Christmas songs, but a great album!Happy Holidays!


Ruairi Flynn : It's amazing how I see this is such an important song in Ireland and I see it as Irish. Even though it was made by mostly British people.

Genia Kumasi : Such a historical place in Irish families and most definitly acknowledging the Irish famine immigrants

Magic Hands : I'd like to thank Squarespace for this comment. Commenting would not be possible without Squareface. Please help Squarepants by donating to this comment.

Chinju : Tool

kernerbs : Sleaford Mods, please)

teetle0 : Check out how to make gravy by paul kelly for Australia's all time best christmas song

Hannah Groom : I was in charge of the music this Christmas. And I'm not going to lie, my family weren't even disappointed with the fact that it was just Fairytale of New York over and over again. lol.

jamie nugent : Great video! Poor old Shane, a friend told me about the time he met him in the pub in January (when he gets his royalties from the song, his main source of income now). They were chatting away and Shane said to the barman "Whatever this man wants, and the usual for me. The usual being a pint of straight gin.

myfavs : The most popular Christmas song in Britain is creepy anti-American rubbish that even insults NYC. Only in Britain

David Silbermann : WEEN!! pls

TokyoBlue : best Xmas song because it's not sappy

Garit Schmidt : Do The Weight by The Band

bates : do a video on Brian Jones

Sam Bullock : I work in a supermarket and from the 1st of December to Christmas Eve we play a CD of about 15 Christmas songs, including Fairytale of New York, on repeat, over and over again. Being a busy time of year I usually work 9 hours, 6 or 7 days a week through December so I hear Fairytale of New York probably over 500 times over the course of the month. So, with that knowledge, I hope you’ll all respect me when I say that I utterly fucking despise this song with all of my heart

Lacy- stevens : Love the pouges

Yaz : 1st comment and like

Butter Guitar : Plini

Lothar of the Hill People : You should try making a video about good music sometime. Your quality is far too high for such terrible content.

superdriver777 : It probably says a lot about America that I've never heard of this song until I saw this video haha

Income Mobile : Never heard of this song until now. I'm not impressed. Ray Coniff Band''s We Wish You a Merry Christmas has lots of great songs which emboddy the spirit of Christmas. It's the perfect album to play while opening up gifts around the tree on christmas morning. I even listen to this album in the middle of July or when Ivm just feeling down and need a pick me up. Check it out people.

Don Rocin : They were such a talented outfit with great writers. Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan on this, and Finer again on Misty Morning, Albert Bridge (my fav) and Philip Chevron on Thousands are Sailing which is another masterpiece about Irish migration to New York and America.

r1ckySV : What's the name of the track at the end

Gringo Green : The only good Christmas song.

feye hudson : So glad i found this site Freddie is everything u said. Rock, opera all of it. I know my rock stars. So versatile he was Still miss him and queen. So glad Brian May still keeps him alive. I listen to Freddie an Queen everynite. Thanks to who ever wrote about him