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Carey tops first Christmas songs chart of 2011

Mariah Carey has topped 2011's first Billboard Holiday Songs chart with her 1994 Christmas classic All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Thanks to a combination of download sales and airplay, the hit sleighed the competition in the first top 50 of the year, which was released on Thursday (01Dec11).


Justin Bieber's Mistletoe comes in at two on the Christmas countdown and Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree is at three.


At four is Nat King Cole's rendition of The Christmas Song and Bobby Helms rounds out the top five with Jingle Bell Rock.