Is this the most moving Christmas Number One candidate ever?

Alfie Jackson's tribute to the starkest tragedy of the Syrian refugee crisis may well be the most devastating track of 2016

2016 – officially declared the Chinese year of the bloody nightmare – may well produce the saddest Christmas Number One in history too.

‘The Last Holiday’ by Alfie Jackson, one-time frontman of The Holloways, is a brilliant and frankly devastating tune inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis and the harrowing photograph of the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach in Turkey in 2015. Released in association with War Child, Aylan’s family and their Kurdi Foundation, it’s best tackled with a hefty box of Kleenex and a charity donation close at hand.

It’s already been Radio X’s Song Of The Week, now let’s make it Christmas Number One – it’s certainly a whole lot better (and worthier) than Vaults whimpering ‘One Day I’ll Fly Away’ or James Corden’s godawful Sainsbury’s wage slave ditty, right?