What are the most popular, annoying Christmas songs?

With a few days left before Christmas, families are gathering together to spend time during the holiday season.

Whether you’re listening on the radio or doing some last-minute Christmas shopping, Christmas tunes are heard blaring from sound systems all over.

A recent study breaks down the country’s most liked Christmas songs by state as well as the most annoying.

FinanceBuzz used Google Trends to find the most popular Christmas song in each state and surveyed over 1,200 adults in the U.S. to find the most annoying one. In some states, the most popular song and most annoying were the same.

FinanceBuzz collected the Google TrenFinanceBuzz collected Google Trends search data on the 25 highest-charting Christmas songs on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of Christmas 2022. For the list of the most annoying holiday songs, FinanceBuzz surveyed 1,250 U.S. adults in November 2022.

According to FinanceBuzz, the data for each song was collected individually. To break ties, songs were compared head-to-head directly within the Trends platform. The time frame for the collected data was set to “Past five years.” The data was collected on November 16, 2023.

According to the data, the most popular song in Louisiana was “Run Rudolph Run.” It was also listed as the most popular song in Arkansas, Indiana, and North Dakota.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the most popular song in 10 states, the most of any on the list.

Aside from Carey’s song and “Run Rudolph Run,” four other songs took the top spot in at least three states: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” and Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad.”

Careys’ song is the top song in the country’s Northeast region and the South.

“It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” takes the top spot out west, and four different songs (“Run Rudolph Run,” “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas” are tied for the title of most popular song in the Midwest.

Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” is extremely popular, but for every person who loves the song, someone is tired of hearing it. The classic was voted as the most annoying Christmas song. Second on the list was “The Chipmunk Song,” also known as “Christmas Don’t Be Late,” sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks. “Feliz Navidad”rounded out the Top 3.

Top 10 Annoying Christmas Songs

  1. All I want for Christmas is You
  2. The Chipmunk Song
  3. Feliz Navidad
  4. A Holly Jolly Christmas
  5. Baby It’s Cold Outside
  6. Deck the Halls
  7. Happy Xmas (War is Over)
  8. White Christmas
  9. Wonderful Christmastime
  10. Do You Hear What I Hear?

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