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Mariah Carey wins the ultimate battle for most streamed Christmas song of all time with her certified festive banger

Sleigh girl, sleigh (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mariah Carey)
It may still be a week from D..

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Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You wins festive crown
Sleigh girl, sleigh (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Mariah Carey)

It may still be a week from December 25, but if you’re not hearing Mariah Carey’s festive ode All I Want For Christmas Is You approximately four times a day, is it even Christmas?

The chart topper may have been released in 1994, but it turns out it’s still all we want after earlier today.

Spotify revealed the tune is the most steamed Christmas song of all time.

That’s right, in the wise words of Kanye West, ‘OF ALL TIME!’

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You wins festive crown

Streamed globally a whopping 217 million times, Mariah, 46, admitted she was ‘surprised’ at how well her ‘small’ track has stood the test of time.

‘I feel like this is something small compared to the rest of my catalogue. This song just continues to surprise me,’ she said.

‘I’m very thankful that people seem to still have an attachment to it. It makes me feel good when people tell me that it’s part of their lives.’

However, the woman once said she didn’t know who Jennifer Lopez was, so odds are she’s not keeping track of how well a song she released 24 years ago is doing.

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You wins festive crown
Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas (Picture: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Anyway, we bet you’re gagging to know who she pipped to the post…

Following close behind was Wham!’s Last Christmas (no surprises there), while Michael Buble’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas came in at third.

While the King of Christmas, Buble, charted five appearances on the list, it may shock you to know who came in at fourth.

Justin Bieber. We kid you not.

Not known for his festive prowess, the pop star followed Buble’s third place with his song Mistletoe.

Rounding out the list in 18th spot, was Chris Rea – who collapsed onstage last week during a concert in Oxford – with his hit Driving Home For Christmas.

Spotify’s Top 20 Christmas songs of all time:

1.Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You
2.Wham! – Last Christmas
3.Michael Bublé – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
4.Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
5.Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
6.Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
7.Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (1984 Version)
8.The Pogues – Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
9.Bing Crosby – White Christmas
10.Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
11.Michael Bublé – White Christmas (Duet With Shania Twain)
12.Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
13.Michael Bublé – All I Want For Christmas Is You
14.Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
15.José Feliciano – Feliz Navidad
16.Michael Bublé – Holly Jolly Christmas
17.Coldplay – Christmas Lights
18.Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas

MORE: Ed Sheeran, Eminem and Wham! go head to head for Christmas number

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