The Queen of Christmas is here… and we can finally start the holiday season.

The Official Charts Company can confirm that Mariah Carey is returning to the Official Singles Chart Top 40 earlier than ever this week with her classic hit All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Originally released in 1994, the song has now become a modern Christmas staple in the UK and seems to dominate the Christmas Singles Chart every year.

While the song jumps 20 places to number 36, it marks the first time the song has appeared in the Top 40 ever, entering its 46th week of 2022 (chart published Friday, November 18). Previously, Mariah had re-entered during the 47th week in the years 2021 (Nov 26), 2020 (Nov 20), and 2017 (Nov 24).

Just outside the Top 40, we also see further signs that even more festive staples will make their way back to the Official Singles Chart; Wham!’s record number 1 Last Christmas (42) and Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (92) could be the first of many…

All I Want For Christmas Is You reached No. 1 in 2020 for the first time in the then 26-year chart history, and last year peaked at No. 3 on the final chart of 2021.

But so far the coveted official Christmas number 1 spot has eluded Mariah – could 2022 be her year?

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