Holiday Albums Are Bringing Christmas Cheer to the Billboard Charts

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If you’ve been paying close attention to the Billboard 200 chart over the years, you’ve noticed that Christmas albums tend to rule it come the holiday season. 2020 is no different, but things feel extra-special right now since half of the records in the top ten this week happen to be holiday albums.

A Christmas album is yet to reach the no. 1 spot, which is usually reserved for new releases, such as Shawn Mendes’ Wonder or Bad Bunny’s El Ultimo Tour del Mundo. This week’s top ten is still composed of five holiday-efforts, which hasn’t happened since 2013.

Michael Bublé’s former no. 1 album Christmas made it to no. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, and it was closely followed by Carrie Underwood’s My Gift at no. 5, Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song at no. 7, Pentatonix’s The Best of Pentatonix Christmas at no. 8 and Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas at no. 10.

To make the whole thing even more festive, the Christmas spirit has also overtaken the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” made its way back to the no. 1 spot, and it also topped the Billboard Global 200 chart.