Mariah Carey tops first US Christmas hits chart
Los Angeles: Pop star Mariah Carey`s 1994 hit `All I Want For Christmas Is You` has topped Billboard`s first Holiday 100 chart of the year, as it did last year.
The song, which Carey performed at the recent 81st annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony, hit the number one spot with 29,000 downloads and big airplay figures.
Brenda Lee`s 1958 classic `Rocking Around the Christmas Tree` came in at two and Bobby Helms` `Jingle Bell Rock` is at three on the first US festive chart of the year.
Meanwhile, on the US Christmas albums chart, Duck Dynasty stars the Robertsons` `Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas` is ranked number one, just ahead of Kelly Clarkson`s holiday compilation `Wrapped in Red`.
Mary J Blige`s new album `A Mary Christmas` is at three, Michael Buble`s 2011 release `Christmas` is at four and Susan Boyle`s `Home for Christmas` rounds out the new top five.