We have created a new music metadata descriptor: Christmasness. Today our global music monitoring network reaches across 42 countries and it reports each month more than 20 million songs broadcast through the radio and TV and streamed online. We picked up all Christmas songs identified in December 2012 and measured the most Christmassy moments of the year, radio stations, artists, countries, and songs.
The charts reveal a number of interesting facts:
* Barbados holds the third highest position in the Christmasness per country chart. As surprising as it seems, there had to be a reason behind those Christmas themed nails Rihanna showed off.
* If you want to sing along to Christmas songs all day long you will have to visit Romania and tune into Magic FM at Bucarest’s 90,8Hz. This is for everyone but Danish, those living in Denmark can stay home and channel surf.
* John Lennon tops Paul McCartney when it comes to Christmas songs but George Michael and his Last Christmas beats them all.
The rest of them we have left inside the box as a present for you, Merry Christmasness!