Who will top the festive chart?

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The race for the Christmas number one is on.

For five of the previous six years, the winner of The X Factor has grabbed the number one slot.

But this year that may not be the case as X Factor winners Little Mix are set to do battle with a group of soldiers' wives.

Other contenders include the cast from The Only Way Is Essex, Stacey Solomon and The Wombles.

Take a look at some of the runners and riders for Christmas number one 2011.

Little Mix - Cannonball

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Jesy, Leigh-Anne, Jade and Perri have already made history by becoming the first ever group to win The X Factor.

Their track Cannonball, a cover of Damien Rice's most famous track, hit the top spot a week before Christmas but can it hold on?

It may have sold 210,000 copies in its first week but that's considerably lower than previous X Factor winners.

Military Wives Choir - Wherever You Are

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The Military Wives Choir are currently the favourites to get the Christmas number one.

They were put together for a TV show and are led by conductor Gareth Malone.

Their track, Wherever You Are, is inspired by letters to and from their soldier husbands.

The Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas

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The Wombles have been in the music business since the 1970's and they're back with a Christmas single.

The band consist of characters from the hit children's TV show The Wombles.

The Wombles will be hoping to bring some Christmas cheer to the charts.

The cast of The Only Way Is Essex - Last Christmas

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Hit TV show The Only Way Is Essex has had an impressive year - the show won the audience award at the TV Baftas.

One of its stars, Mark Wright, was also runner up on ITV1's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Now the whole cast, including Nanny Pat, have covered the classic Christmas hit Last Christmas by Wham!

Stacey Solomon - Driving Home For Christmas

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Stacey Solomon finished in third place behind Joe McElderry and Olly Murs in the 2009 X Factor final.

This is her first single release since then and it's a cover of a Christmas classic.

She's been very busy since leaving the X Factor and was even crowned Queen of the jungle on 2010's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!