Australia’s 10 Most Popular Christmas Songs in 2020 Say a Lot About Us

Mariah Carey

There may not be much about Christmas this year that feels normal or even terribly festive, but that doesn’t mean we can’t throw on some Christmas tunes — and maybe an ugly Christmas rashie — as we prepare to farewell a truly absurd year. 

There are the obvious choices, of course. Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You is still the reigning (get it?) champion of yuletide pop, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is an enduring classic that has been crooned by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Sam Smith. 

In Australia, we like to listen to a mix of new and old with our top ten streamed Christmas songs including stalwarts such as Andy Williams and modern day musos like Ariana Grande. 

Here were the top ten Christmas songs streamed on Spotify in Australia in 2020: 

  1. ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ – Mariah Carey
  2. ‘It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas’ – Michael Bublé
  3. ‘Last Christmas’ – Wham!
  4. ‘Jingle Bells’ – Michael Bublé feat. The Puppini Sisters
  5. ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ – Andy Williams
  6. ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ – Frank Sinatra
  7. ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ – Hall & Oates
  8. ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ – Michael Bublé
  9. Santa Tell Me’ – Ariana Grande
  10. All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – Michael Bublé

So yeah, we really like Michael Bublé, apparently. 

Thanks to our friends at the steaming service, you can now update your Christmas playlist with their specially curated collection of 59 holiday classics and brand new tunes.

The track listing includes artists such as George Ezra, Kelly Clarkson and Miley Cyrus covering much loved Christmas songs along with originals from Fifth Harmony, Norah Jones and Jack Johnson. 

If holiday viewing is more your thing than holiday listening, then Netflix has you covered with a selection of great titles to enjoy with your COVID Christmas crew — including old favourites like Elf and new offerings like Christmas on the Square starring Dolly Parton

And if you’re a fierce traditionalist and are adamant Mariah should keep her Crimbo crown, then head to Apple TV+ for her holiday extravaganza, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, featuring guest appearances from Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri. 

Whichever way you choose to play it, have a safe and merry Christmas and here’s to a much happier new year! 

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