If you're like us, you probably start blasting Christmas music soon as you can—after all, there's no such thing as too soon when it comes to Christmas tunes. That statement is up for friendly debate, but we call after Halloween fair game! Happy holiday hits for an entire month, or dare we say two months, leading up to the most wonderful time of the year? Put our faves on repeat! When you're putting together your ultimate Christmas playlist, make sure to include the most popular Christmas songs of all time, from old-school original hits like "White Christmas" so nostalgic! Whether you prefer original versions of Christmas songs or pop renditions of timeless classics, there's something for everyone on this list. All of those holiday radio stations won't be able to compete with your holly jolly playlist! This track—which is the best-selling modern day Christmas song of all time—has earned Mariah Carey the title "Queen of Christmas. This pop tune is the kind of Christmas song you can sing in the shower. Fun fact: Released in , it didn't top the charts until
Subscriber Account active since. The red and green decorations go up, hot chocolate is a preferred drink, and festive music plays in every possible store. Keep reading to find out which Christmas songs are the top-streamed in the US and globally, according to digital music service Spotify. In the US, Presley's '60s track "Blue Christmas" is a favorite for the holidays and appears on the singer's holiday album. Listen to the song here. Around the world, people play Frank Sinatra's song about being "nice and warm" with "h is gal by his side. Listen to the track here.
"Christmas Time Is Here" (Vocal) — Vince Guaraldi Trio
Whether you're decorating the Christmas tree , throwing an over-the-top party, or simply trying to get hyped for the holiday season, a festive soundtrack with all the best Christmas songs is essential to set the mood. Hey, what else are you going to listen to while you deck the halls? Holiday music has some of the most time-honored performances from some of our most celebrated artists. There are some under-the-radar picks that should be classics. Then there are the holiday novelty songs, which come out one season a year, like the perfect advent treat. And finally, there are also some of our pop-music favorites, who are able to put their own twists on those timeless classics. And Mariah, who exists in a category all her own.
Certain songs become ubiquitous every December, especially if you're tuning into one of around stations in the U. Below are the 10 most popular songs in that chart's history. Chances are, you've already heard all of them at least a dozen times this season, proving that holiday hits are truly the gifts that keep on giving to songwriters, at least! Since , George Michael 's onward-and-upward Christmas anthem has been a seasonal favorite, earning covers by everyone from Taylor Swift to Jimmy Eat World. Not only is it the best song I ever wrote, it's the best song anybody ever wrote!