We unwrap the seasonal chart… and find Carey's 1994 classic at its familiar spot on top. Plus, Her 'Merry Christmas' ranks in the Top Holiday Albums top 10 for the first time in 17 years.
The Holiday 100 makes its annual sleigh ride back to Billboard's charts menu, ranking the top seasonal songs via the same formula used for the Billboard Hot 100, measuring sales, airplay and streaming.
In what's become a modern tradition, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" leads the Holiday 100 (for a 16th week of the chart's 21 frames since it launched in 2011). The 1994 chestnut keeps roasting, topping the Holiday Digital Songs chart (17,000 sold, up 78 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and Holiday Streaming Songs (3.2 million U.S. streams, up 58 percent). It ranks at No. 2 on Holiday Airplay (24 million in audience, up 163 percent), just below Brenda Lee's 1958 classic "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
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