WHILE Christmas may be over, many are still listening to festive tunes to keep the spirit of the holiday alive.
Countless renditions of old Christmas songs have been recreated by artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Michael Buble and never fail to top the charts year after year.
What is the best-selling Christmas song of all-time?
The best-selling Christmas song of all time is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, according to the Guiness Book of World Records.
Additionally, as of November of 2016, the holiday single with the most digital downloads is Mariah Carey’s 1994 song All I Want for Christmas Is You.
According to Nielsen SoundScan — a tracking system widely used to accurately track sales of record albums and singles — the song sold over 3,200,000 copies just that year alone.
How much money has it made?
Crosby’s White Christmas, which was recorded in 1942, has over $50million in estimated sales.
The song was originally written by Irving Berlin for the musical film Holiday Inn, released in 1942.
The score won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 15th Academy Awards.
When Crosby covered it, it spent over eleven weeks on top of the Billboard charts.
A few years after its release, the single returned to hold the number one spot during the holiday seasons of 1945 and 1946.
As of today, White Christmas is the most-recorded Christmas song, with over 500 versions in several different languages.
What are the top ten best Christmas songs?
The top ten most popular Christmas songs are:
- All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
- Last Christmas – Wham
- Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
- White Christmas – Bing Crosby
- The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
- Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
- Let it Snow! Let is Snow! Let it Snow – Frank Sinatra