Military Wives Top Charts

Here's a nice Christmas story - The Military Wives Choir has topped the British charts with the single, "Wherever You Are."

The group triumphed over tracks such as Little Mix's 'Cannonball', Lou Monte's 'Dominick the Donkey', 'Paradise' by Coldplay and Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in the race for the festive top spot.

The choir was created for a TV show.

Gareth Malone formed the Military Wives Choir - which comprises the wives, partners and girlfriends of serving armed forces members - for his BBC Two factual show The Choir: Military Wives. He offered his congratulations to the choir on Twitter, writing: "Congratulations ladies. You did it. Be very very proud. Gxxxx."

So, what's Teen Spirit doing on the charts when the single was first released 20 years ago? It was all part of a Facebook campaign to get the song to top the Christmas charts in Britain. The record label liked the idea and released a special 7 inch single.

Campaigners for Smells Like Teen Spirit are hoping to repeat the story of 2009's Christmas singles race when a Facebook campaign successfully helped Rage Against The Machine's track 'Killing In The Name' claim the Christmas Number One spot ahead of X Factor winner Joe McElderry and his single 'The Climb'.