The most recent Christmas number one by a Liverpool act was The Justice Collective's 2012 chart-topper
, He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother, which was released in memory of the Hillsborough disaster victims.
Heading down were Mariah Carey's former chart-topper
Without You, Ace Of Base with The Sign, Toni Branxton with Breathe Again, and The Cranberries with Linger.
Cardle's first single When We Collide, a cover of the Biffy Clyro rock track Many Of Horror, is his only chart-topper
bar the Heroes charity song he featured on with the 2010 X Factor finalists.
Adele follows up her best song Oscar win with an MBE, and the same honour goes to singer-songwriter PJ Harvey and comedian Rob Brydon.
The figures from the Official Charts Company show them outselling their closest rival, last week's chart-topper
Sam And The Womp's Bom Bom, by more than two copies to one.
The musician - now 70 - played on tracks such as Apache and during their days as Cliff Richard's backing band, performed on chart-topper
HMV's Gennaro Castaldo said: "He's looking good to be the last ar tist to top the noughties' charts and the first chart-topper
of the new decade.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (12A, 107 mins) Hanging on in the top five, this comic-book adaptation starring Hugh Jackman is a former chart-topper
The R&B chart-topper
beat off a host of local stars to win the award in last night's Style Awards.
The evening ended predictably, with chart-topper
Their second chart-topper
, Relight My Fire, also featured chart veteran Lulu.