A Take That Christmas

As a huge Thatter, every Christmas I hunt for festive Take That-related material. I thought it’d be great to put all of my discoveries in one place for all Thatters to look through. This is by no means definitive but there’s a good range of festive Take That content here! If you have any videos or images you think I have missed then feel free to let me know so I can add them here 🙂 Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


Take That – Babe (Live & Kicking 1993)

Take That live on Live and Kicking back in December 1993 singing ‘Babe’.

Take That – Pray (Top of the Pops Christmas)

‘Pray’, performed on Top of the Pops at Christmas time.

Take That – Silent Night (Live Beautiful World Tour)

Whilst usually beginning live performances of ‘Pray’ with the middle eight, on this particular occasion it was replaced with a gorgeous version of ‘Silent Night’ before launching into their first ever UK number one. Awesome!

Take That – Jingle Bells (Live Beautiful World tour)

Another festive clip from the Beautiful World tour in which Take That sing Jingle Bells whilst Howard plays the trumpet.

Take That – Marks & Spencer Christmas Advert

The brilliant M&S Christmas advert from a few years back!

Take That – Greatest Day (Top of the Pops Christmas)

Greatest Day performed on Top of the Pops Christmas special.

Take That – Festive Message 2010.

Take That’s festive message from 2010. Howard looks extremely happy 😉

Take That – These Days (Top of the Pops Christmas)

‘These Days’ performed on the 2014 Top of the Pops Christmas special.

Take That – Turning on the Regent Street Christmas Lights

Take That turning on the Regent Street Christmas lights in 2014.

Gary Barlow: Let’s Pray for Christmas

This song was a runner up entry into the BBC’s Pebble Mill at One Christmas song competition and is one of the oldest clips of Captain Barlow in existence. Boy, has Gary come a long way from this!

Gary Barlow: Happy Xmas (War is Over)

This is Gary Barlow performing a cover of John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ on a TV show in the late nineties.

Gary Barlow: CBeebies Bedtime Story 2010

An absolutely adorable clip of Gary appearing on CBeebies during Christmas 2010. He reads an Elmer story.

Gary Barlow & Coldplay: Christmas Lights

Gary Barlow joins Coldplay onstage (admittedly rather briefly!) to sing the beautiful ‘Christmas Lights.’

Gary Barlow & Michael Buble: Home & Rule The World

Gary singing ‘Home’ and ‘Rule The World’ with Michael Buble on Michael Buble’s 2011 Christmas special on ITV.

Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Nicole Scherzinger & Dawn French: Fairytale of New York

A pretty comical clip of Gary being joined by the legendary Dawn French, the awesome Nicole Scherzinger and the… well, Tulisa. Great version of ‘Fairytale of New York’.

Gary Barlow – We Like To Love (Live on Text Santa)

I’ve always found this song rather wintry anyway and this was reinforced when Gary performed this on Text Santa.

Gary Barlow & Loose Women – Text Santa

Comical sketch involving the Captain and some of the Loose Women!

Peter Kay’s Geraldine McQueen – Once Upon a Christmas Song

Gary Barlow co-wrote this with Peter Kay himself. It was released in 2008 and reached Number Five on the UK Singles chart. All proceeds went to NSPCC.

Donny Osmond – Christmas Time

Co-written by Gary along with long term collaborator Eliot Kennedy.

Mark Owen – Child (Live Top of the Pops Christmas)

Mark Owen performs his hit single ‘Child’ on Top of the Pops Christmas back in the late nineties.

Mark Owen – Lantern

Mark Owen performed this still unreleased original track at a Charity event a few Christmas’ ago. 

Mark Owen wishing a fan a Merry Christmas

Pretty self explanatory!

Robbie Williams – Walk This Sleigh

Robbie Williams’ tongue in cheek version of a Christmas song. 

Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman – Somethin’ Stupid

An amazing version of a Frank and Nancy Sinatra classic, Robbie reached Christmas Number 1 in 2001 with a little help from Nicole Kidman with their version of ‘Somethin’ Stupid’.

Robbie Williams – Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Robbie Williams singing John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War is over)’ – The Take That lads sure love this one!

Robbie Williams – Merry Xmas Everybody/Merry Christmas Everyone

Taken from last year’s performance for Radio 2, here’s Robbie singing the Slade classic ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ by Shakin’ Stevens.

Robbie Williams – Candy (Live Top Of The Pops Christmas)

Not really Christmas but Robbie performed ‘Candy’ on the TOTP Christmas special last year.

Robbie Williams – Different (NYE Top of the Pops)

Robbie performs the brilliant ‘Different’ on a New Years Eve Top of the Pops special.

Robbie Williams – Soul Transmission

This isn’t strictly a Christmas track although christmas is mentioned so I think I can be forgiven!

Robbie Williams – The Promise

Robbie refers to this as his Christmas song so I thought it worthy to be included in this post.

Robbie Williams – Dream a Little Dream

This is Robbie’s interpretation of a classic, released at Christmas time with a festive video.




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