Mariah Carey Rules The Holiday Charts

December 7, 2018

© Anthony Behar


Billboard launched the Holiday 100 in 2011. There have been 36 charts since it began, and for 31 of those charts, Mariah Carey has been #1 with All I Want For Christmas Is You. The chart is based on a combination of sales, radio airplay, and streaming.

The only other #1s on the chart have been Justin Bieber with Mistletoe for one week during the 2011-12 season. Pentatonix with two songs; Little Drummer Boy for one week in 2013-14 and Mary, Did You Know for two weeks 2014-15, and Ariana Grande for one week in 2014-15 with Santa Tell Me.

This year's first Holiday 100 top five is:

  1. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
  2. Andy WilliamsIt's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  3. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  4. Burl Ives - Holly Jolly Christmas
  5. Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock