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Dec022010

'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Is Most Popular Holiday Song

Photo Courtesy - Sony BMG Music Entertainment/Columbia(NEW YORK) -- What's the most popular holiday song?  According to Billboard, it isn't "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or "The Christmas Song" -- it's something a bit more recent.   Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" tops the magazine's list of the 100 most popular seasonal songs, based on sales and airplay data from October of 2009 through January of 2010.

Ranking number two on Billboard's list is Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," followed by a 2005 instrumental medley by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, "Christmas Eve in Sarajevo," that blends "Carol of the Bells" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."  Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano round out the top five.

The top 10 on Billboard's list includes "A Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives,  Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song," Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," Wham!'s "Last Christmas" and Andy Williams' "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year."

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