47,315 copies resold over Christmas period
michael baggs
11:26 29th December 2012

What was in your stocking this Christmas? Chances are, if you were given a copy of Adele's 21, the first thing you did was get rid of it - according to new data from musicMagpie.

The music and DVD resale site reveals that the chart topping album was the most unwanted gift of Christmas 2012, with 47,315 copies being traded by users of the site over the Christmas period. Other unpopular albums included Emeli Sande's Christmas chart topping album Our Version Of Events, which was traded by 41,038 ungrateful recipients and One Direction's Up All Night, which was offered by 37,846 former 1D fans.

A spokesperson for the website blames parents for giving the sadly unwanted gifts, as Eren Ozagir told The Sun newspaper: "It’s a sad fact that many of the items sold are given by Mum and Dad."

Unpopular movies in the rush to ditch dodgy presents were topped by Twilight, with 36,217 copies offered to musicMagpie, and 35,461 copies of Batman: The Dark Knight.

Adele's 21 may have sold millions - but it wasn't popular this Christmas

But while people may not want to listen to Adele any more, they certainly want to sing Adele. The singer was recently named the most popular with karaoke fans - according to karaoke chain, Lucky Voice. 7% of visitors to their website chose to sing her track 'Someone Like You', signalling a change in karaoke traditions in the UK.

"We are witnessing an important cultural shift in the types of songs people are choosing to sing in the UK.

The Lucky Voice boss discussed the change in karaoke preferences, saying that there has been a shift from rock classics to modern hits.

"Even five years ago you would expect to find the charts dominated by the old guard of rock like Bon Jovi," says Nick Thistleton.

Below: the ten best albums of 2012 (as chosen by Gigwise)