Released in Novemberthe song rose to a peak of 2 in the UK Singles Chart in December that year, spending 8 weeks in the chart. The video was recorded in as part of a re-release that year, and shows the Wombles dancing to the song. Despite significant success, the song was widely mocked on release. However, the song, labelled as 'innocent',  and likened to 'golden tears falling from heaven'  was liked by many, and was described in as 'actually sound[ing] good this time around'.
Later on, Mike Batt remarked Io Potrei (Yo Podré) - Orietta Berti - Io Potrei / Per Questo Voglio Te / Solo Tu / Ritornerá Da Me this criticism of the song, saying ' I wrote Wombling Merry Christmas, so I'm not scared of cliches',  and that 'back in the s people were more in tune with the spirit of The Wombling Song - The Wombles - The Wombling Song songs'.
This song was described by Batt as a 'very silly record',  however it proceeded to reach 22 in the UK Singles Chart, staying in the chart for 3 weeks. The song was prevented from reaching 1 by Mud's ' Lonely This Christmas ' which combined with a poor marketing campaign on behalf of The Wombles 'more than halved' sales. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Times.
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