Now that we’re on the festive doorstep (that’s what I call mid-November), it’s time to refresh our playlists with the world’s favourite Christmas songs.
But how do we calculate a song’s popularity in the year of our lord 2022? Streaming numbers, babe. Streaming numbers.
Last year, Spotify revealed the Christmas songs with the most streams from November 1 to December 15 and the results might surprise you. Also, another incredible tidbit: streams of Christmas tunes typically increase by 350 percent overnight from November 30 to December 1. Folks everywhere can’t get enough of those festive feels.
Check out the list of most popular Christmas songs, and make sure your Chrissy playlist is up to date.
What are the most popular Christmas songs?
1. All I Want for Christmas Is You — Mariah Carey
2. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree — Brenda Lee
3. Jingle Bell Rock — Bobby Helms
4. White Christmas — Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Ken Darby Singers
5. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Andy Williams
6. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas — Michael Bublé
7. Last Christmas — Wham!
8. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) — Nat King Cole
9. Santa Tell Me — Ariana Grande
10. Feliz Navidad — Jose Feliciano
I love all the above songs, I really do, but I must admit I was hoping to see Santa Claus Is Coming by Hi-5 on this list. I mean… is it not the best Christmas song ever written? I must admit though it does feel very correct seeing Miss Mariah Carey take out the top spot here.
To celebrate our yearly descent into the madness of the silly season, dive into this festive Spotify playlist, full to bursting with Christmas tracks by all of your favourite artists. Suss the playlist below.
Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.