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Each December, Spotify ranks the most Christmas songs by state. We can’t imagine that there’s a song that outdoes “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” but you might be surprised what people are searching for on Spotify.

Each year we anxiously await for the most appropriate time to start playing our Christmas music. The most popular ones by nature seem to be Mariah Carey’s hit song, Jackson 5, Nat King, or even Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas.”

So what’s the most popular Christmas song? Spotify did the research and found out everything there is to know about Christmas songs. Mariah Carey’s hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” is the most popular Christmas song in the world…but that isn’t the case in North Carolina or South Carolina.

What’s the most popular Christmas song in North Carolina?

It’s “Holy, Holy, Holy” by Sufjan Stevens. Are you surprised? We are! We asked our listener friends about it and found out that it’s the first song in the Baptist hymn!

What’s the most popular Christmas song in South Carolina?

It’s “What God Wants For Christmas” by the one and only Darius Rucker!

Here were the top 10 songs across the globe:

  1. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You
  2. Wham! – Last Christmas
  3. Michael Bublé – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  4. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
  5. Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
  6. Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  7. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (1984 Version)
  8. The Pogues – Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
  9. Bing Crosby – White Christmas
  10. Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


What’s your favorite Christmas song?