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Pentatonix & Mariah Carey Lead YouTube's Most Popular Holiday Music for Dec. 2015: Exclusive
Here’s a timely way to spend the holiday season!
YouTube rounded up the 20 most popular holiday music videos for Dec. 2015, and in the spirit of giving, provided the information to Billboard.
Pentatonix sweeps the board with four holiday videos making the list, the most popular video being their “Mary, Did You Know?” with over 50 million views (overall, not just from Dec. 2015). The Piano Guys follow with three videos on the list, their most popular video being “Carol of the Bells." Other more recent artists to make the list are Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber and Chris Brown.
Unsurprisingly, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” from her '90s Christmas album Merry Christmas, remains widely popular in 2015 and occupies the No. 2 spot on this list, netting more than 145 million views in its lifetime. "O Holy Night," from the same album, is also on the list at No. 16.
Besides the two Mariah holiday tracks, the only other holiday songs pre-21st century are “Last Christmas” by Wham!, “Christmas In Hollis” by Run-D.M.C., and "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" by Savatage.
Check out the entire rundown of the 20 most popular holiday videos on YouTube for Dec. 2015 below:
20. The Piano Guys - "O come, O come, Emmanuel (Piano/Cello)"
19. Run-D.M.C. - "Christmas In Hollis"
18. Savatage - "Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo"
17. The Piano Guys - "Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs)"
16. Mariah Carey - "O Holy Night"
15. The Piano Guys - "Carol of the Bells (for 12 cellos)"
14. Train - "Shake up Christmas"
13. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - "Christmas Canon"
12. Fifth Harmony - "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
11. Chris Tomlin - "Noel (Live)" ft. Lauren Daigle
10. Justin Bieber - "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Arthur Christmas Version)"
9. Pentatonix ft. Tori Kelly - "Winter Wonderland/Don't Worry Be Happy"
8. Pentatonix - "That's Christmas To Me"
7. Justin Bieber - "All I Want For Christmas Is You (SuperFestive!) (Shazam Version)"
6. Chris Brown - "This Christmas"
5. Home Free - "O Holy Night"
4. Pentatonix - "Joy To The World"
3. Wham! - "Last Christmas"
2. Mariah Carey - "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
1. Pentatonix - "Mary, Did You Know?"