It's already looking a lot like Christmas on Billboard.com and Billboard.biz, as the Holiday 100 and Holiday Albums charts return.
Mariah Carey's 1994 carol "All I Want for Christmas Is You" crowns the Holiday 100 songs chart, which expands from 50 positions last year to 100 online. The chart employs the same Nielsen data-based airplay/streaming/sales hybrid methodology as the Billboard Hot 100, with holiday songs of all eras eligible to appear.
YULETIDE CHARTS: Holiday 100 | Holiday Albums | Holiday Airplay | Holiday Streaming Songs | Holiday Digital Songs
Carey's hit tops Holiday Digital Songs with 29,000 downloads sold (up 89%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and Holiday Streaming Songs with 833,000 US streams (up 71%), according to Nielsen BDS. 2 on the Holiday 100) leads Holiday Airplay with 24.9 million in listenership. Holiday Digital Songs, Holiday Airplay and Holiday Streaming Songs will also appear on Billboard's websites through the holiday season.
Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" (No. 3), Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)" (No. 5) round out the Holiday 100's top five.
Ariana Grande claims the chart's top holiday song released this season, "Love Is Everything," at No. 34).
Michael Buble boasts the most titles on the Holiday 100 (five), while "Sleigh Ride" is the chart's most popular title: five versions of the song deck the chart, courtesy of Leroy Anderson (No. 98).
On Holiday Albums, the Robertsons' "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" ranks at No. 5; 32,000, up 62%) close out the Holiday Albums top five.
All of Billboard's holiday charts will update each Thursday on Billboard.com and Billboard.biz throughout the holidays.