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Holiday Hits List

Posted by coalescemarketing on December 20, 2011

Whether you refuse to let yourself listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving or if you’ve been jamming to holiday tunes since early October, we’re betting that by this point you’ve noticed an influx in newly released Christmas albums this season.

Musicians have wowed us with remakes of traditional classics. Michael Bublé’s “Silent Night,” anyone? They’ve also come up with their fair share of original hits. You know you have Bieber fever as much as the next guy when you find yourself quietly (or not so quietly) humming along to “Mistletoe.” Be honest.

What’s more, we’ve been enjoying the holiday-themed videos created to match artists’ hits. Not to overdo it with the Biebs or anything, but he sure knows how to maximize his presence on YouTube. His videos for “Mistletoe” and “All I want for Christmas is you” have viewings of 75,528,956 and 14,355,154 respectively, showing the vast reach of video as a marketing tool.

Here at the office, we took a quick survey to see what’s trending on our iPods this holiday season – both new hits and classics. With no further ado and in no particular order, we present to you…the Coalesce Holiday Hits List:

  1. “12 Days of Christmas” – Straight No Chaser*
  2. “We Wish You the Merriest” – Les Brown and His Band Of Renown
  3. “Cold December Night” – Michael Bublé
  4. “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” – John Lennon
  5. “The Christmas Song” – Dave Matthews Band
  6. “Carol of the Bells” – August Burns Red
  7. “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” – Twisted Sister
  8. “Shake Up Christmas” – Train
  9. “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo” – Trans Siberian Orchestra
  10. “Marshmallow World” – Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra
  11. “We Need a Little Christmas” – The Muppet Show
  12. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Andy Williams
  13. “Do They Know It’s Christmas” – Slade
  14. “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” – Gayla Peevey
  15. “Blue Christmas” – Porky Pig

*Another YouTube phenom, Straight No Chaser went from being a little-heard of a cappella group out of Indiana University to a nationally known sensation all because their 12 Days of Christmas video went viral. Check it out for some holiday entertainment (with an ‘80s twist!):

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