While in the thick of holiday music season, one question arises: do people around the country actually like Christmas songs? And do they appreciate certain tracks more than others? Apparently, yes—and one song in particular reigns supreme.
Drum roll please.... To the surprise of just about nobody, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" is the most popular Christmas song across all 50 states, at least according to a new study by CardsChat.com.
The online poker site analyzed 1,200 Spotify playlists, each one featuring over 110,000 song, to identify the most popular Christmas songs in each state. To come up with the results, the site also looked at Google Trends data.
Carey actually appears on the top 20 Christmas songs list a second time—at spot number 18—with her "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Frank Sinatra is the only other artist to make the top 20 list on two separate occasions: at number 10 with his "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" and at number 14 with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
As for the most Christmas-adjacent decade, the 1960s appear to have birthed the largest number of holiday tracks throughout the years. One more fun fact: Ariana Grande is the youngest artist on the list.
Below, find the 20 most popular Christmas songs across the United States. We have a suggestion: turn this ranking into a Spotify playlist and listen to it on repeat through the new year. Happy holidays, folks!
Top 20 Christmas Songs on Spotify in the United States:
1. "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey
2. "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee
3. "It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams
4. "Last Christmas" by Wham
5. "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms
6. "It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" by Michael Bublé
7. "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby
8. "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole
9. "Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives
10. "Let it Snow! Let is Snow! Let it Snow" by Frank Sinatra
11. "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande
12. "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" by John Lennon
12. "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley
14. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Frank Sinatra
15. "Sleigh Ride" by The Ronettes
16. "Carol of the Bells" by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
17. "Santa Baby" by Earth Kittening
18. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Mariah Carey
19. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Burl Ives
20. "Silver Bells" by Dean Martin
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