“When Christmas Comes Around” is the debut single by English singer Matt Terry. The song was written by Ed Sheeran and was released as the winner’s single of thirteenth series of The X Factor on 11 December 2016. All the record company profits from Terry’s single will be shared equally between two charities: Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star CHASE. It is the sixth year running that UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has waived VAT on The X Factor’s winner’s single.
It is the second time, that a UK X Factor winner has released an original winner’s single. The only other original was that of the second series winner Shayne Ward and his debut single “That’s My Goal”. It was also the first winners’ single that was not performed by the runner up or until the results were unveiled.