Forewarned Is Forearmed

Muzak's most popular Christmas songs, as ranked by number of versions available on its Holiday Channel:

The Christmas Song: 38 versions

("Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ... ")

White Christmas: 34 versions

Winter Wonderland: 27 versions

Silver Bells: 17 versions

I'll Be Home for Christmas: 16 versions

(tie) Jingle Bells: 16 versions

Muzak's 10 Most Popular Performances of

The Christmas Song:

1 Nat "King" Cole

2 Bing Crosby

3 Barbra Streisand

4 Tony Bennett

5 Luther Vandross

6 Gloria Estefan

7 Vince Guaraldi

8 Al Jarreau

9 Ella Fitzgerald

10 Aaron Neville

White Christmas:

1 Bing Crosby

2 Tony Bennett


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