What are the most popular Christmas carols? If popularity can be determined statistically, we would do well to examine the number of times a Christmas carol is recorded by artists in America. If they like a carol so much as to record it, it must get a rise out of people. The more artists who record the carol, the more popular it must be. Anyway, this was the instrument of measurement used by Time Magazine as it examined the stats from 1978-2014 and found there was a runaway winner. Merry Christmas!

 

SILENT NIGHT – 733

JOY TO THE WORLD – 391

O HOLY NIGHT – 374

WHAT CHILD IS THIS? – 329

AWAY IN A MANGER – 300

O, COME ALL YE FAITHFUL – 296

WHITE CHRISTMAS – 283

THE CHRISTMAS SONG – 254

JINGLE BELLS – 254

THE FIRST NOEL – 234

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY – 213

WINTER WONDERLAND – 187

DECK THE HALLS – 175

SILVER BELLS – 158

SLEIGH RIDE – 115

LET IT SNOW – 109

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