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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' is no longer the most played Christmas song

You won't believe who topped her.
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In today's news that will make you feel old, Mariah Carey's holiday hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is 20 years old. Yes, two decades. Since its release, it has been played practically on loop every holiday season — even by people who don't even celebrate Christmas. But now, it has been topped as the most played holiday song and you might be surprised by who dethroned the Christmas queen.

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According to PlayNetwork, which generates playlists for hundreds of various stores across the country, The Shins' cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas" time is now the most played holiday song, bumping Carey down to number two. Christina Aguilera's song "Christmas Time" rounds out the top three.

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While it's hard to believe anyone could take Mariah Carey down, 20 years is a pretty epic run.

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