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The twelve days of Christmas have begun, and with the time for decoration officially here, “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” is today’s choice of holiday classic.

Written in 1951, Trends is looking at its popularity today, via scrobbles on

Originally popularised separately by Bing Crosby and Perry Como sixty years ago (with 46,960 and 9,264 listeners apiece for their versions), the most popular rendition amongst users is by evergreen entertainer Johnny Mathis. Recorded in 1986, its inclusion in the film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York has pushed its modern popularity upwards with children of the early 1990s.

mathischart2 Trends Christmas Classics: Get The Look With Johnny MathisMathis’ entire top five at currently is comprised of his Christmas songs, with “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” out on top. Counting 99,693 scrobbles from 53,419 listeners, it seems that fans think the track sounds a lot like Christmas, too.

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