Radio stations are temporarily switching to holiday formats like never before. And what gets on the air? Here are the top 10 most-played songs on all-holiday stations nationwide...

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Radio stations are temporarily switching to holiday formats like never before. And what gets on the air? Here are the top 10 most-played songs on all-holiday stations nationwide, according to research group Media Monitors:

1. “Holly Jolly Christmas,” Burl Ives

2. “The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole

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3. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Brenda Lee

4. “Merry Christmas Darling,” the Carpenters

5. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Andy Williams

6. “White Christmas,” Bing Crosby

7. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Gene Autry

8. “Jingle Bell Rock,” Bobby Helms

9. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” Johnny Mathis

10. “Feliz Navidad,” José Feliciano


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