“First, the song is 25 years old; it was released in 1994 on the star’s Merry Christmas album. It’s also only the second holiday song in history to reach No. 1, following The Chipmunk Song by the Chipmunks and David Seville in 1958–1959. Second, this is now Carey’s 19th No. 1 on the chart, extending her lead as the only solo act with the most No. 1 hits. She also holds the record for the most cumulative weeks spent in the chart’s top spot, with 80 weeks overall throughout her career. Third, Carey is now only one single away from tying with the Beatles, who had 20 No. 1 hits on the chart. The next closest singer is Rihanna with 14.” After a quarter century, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is at the top of the Billboard chart for the first time ever. Her last number one was the 2008 hit, Touch My Body.

+ For those scoring at home, Adam Sandler’s The Chanukah Song peaked at number 80 in 1999. But Mariah Carey’s steady rise proves there’s still time!