LOS ANGELES (AP) Mariah Careys All I Want for Christmas Is You is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as Silent Night and Jingle Bells, a new poll shows.
With Christmas next week, 12 percent of Americans named Silent Night as their favorite holiday song followed by Jingle Bells at 8 percent, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The open-ended question showed that Its a Wonderful Life is a fan favorite among holiday films, followed closely by a mix of recent comedies and classics.
Nine percent of respondents listed the 1946 Frank Capra classic Its a Wonderful Life as their favorite film. Jimmy Stewart plays a conscientious family man who faces a seemingly insurmountable debt and attempts to end his life, but is stopped by a guardian angel on Christmas Eve.
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