Christmas jumpers: Playlists propel classic songs up singles chart and boost revenue

Andre Paine

As Christmas arrives early on the singles chart, execs have spoken about how festive songs have become crucial to the annual streaming performance of music companies.

Mariah Carey’s 1994 hit All I Want For Christmas Is You could finally reach No.1 this year. Last week it made No.2 (36,251 sales – OCC). The single’s career sales are 2,816,285.

According to Official Charts Company data, streams for Christmas music were already up 44.5% year-on-year in chart week 48 (to November ...

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