Christmas has officially arrived: John Legend's holiday hit tops the AC chart

ColumbiaWe’re still a few weeks out from Christmas, but the season is definitely here on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart: John Legend‘s just hit #1 with “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

This marks the 22nd time that a Christmas song has topped this chart since 2000, but it’s the second time this particular holiday classic has done so.  In 2016, Josh took the same song to #1.

This is John’s second #1 on this particular chart, following 2014’s “All of Me.”  It’s the first for his duet partner on the song, Esperanza Spalding.  The song appears on John’s latest album, A Legendary Christmas.

And if you’re wondering what the 21 other holiday songs are that reached #1 on the chart, here they are:

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” John Legend feat. Esperanza Spalding, Dec. 8, 2018
“Santa’s Coming for Us,” Sia, Dec. 23, 2017
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” Brett Eldredge feat. Meghan Trainor
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Josh Groban
“This Christmas,” Train, Dec. 17, 2016
“This Christmas,” Seal, Jan. 2, 2016
“Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Idina Menzel duet with Michael Buble, Dec. 20, 2014
“Underneath the Tree,” Kelly Clarkson, Dec. 2, 2013
“Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” Rod Stewart, Dec. 8, 2012
“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Michael Buble, Dec. 10, 2011
“Oh Santa!,” Mariah Carey, Dec. 18, 2010
“A Baby Changes Everything,” Faith Hill, Dec. 20, 2008
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” Josh Groban, Dec. 22, 2007
“Frosty the Snowman,” Kimberley Locke, Dec. 15, 2007
“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” Daryl Hall & John Oates
“Jingle Bells,” Kimberley Locke, Dec. 23, 2006
“Up on the Housetop,” Kimberley Locke, Dec. 17, 2005
“Believe,” Josh Groban, Dec. 11, 2004
“Sending You a Little Christmas,” Jim Brickman with Kristy Starling, Jan. 3, 2004
“O Holy Night,” Josh Groban, Dec. 28, 2002
“Simple Things,” Jim Brickman feat. Rebecca Lynn Howard, Jan. 5, 2002
“The Christmas Shoes,” NewSong, Jan. 6, 2001

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