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One of the best things about the Christmas season is the avalanche of festive music. From contemporary originals to decade-old jingles, the holiday spirit is something that you cannot escape from, even if you tried. 

Just a few weeks back, we learned that Mariah Carey's irresistible "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was dethroned as the most-played song in retail stores for the 2015 year. However, there's another popular classic ruling the world -- particularly the world of film. According to the website FiveThirtyEight, which analyzed IMDB data, the most popular Christmas song listed in film soundtracks is none other than "Jingle Bells," which came out in 1857. 

If you needed the proof, a quick search on IMDB would prove just how popular "Jingle Bells" actually is. The tune isn't just featured in holiday films either. It has appeared in 373 soundtracks, including festive flicks like Bad Santa and Fred Claus as well as films as random as Die Hard and Rocky.

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"Auld Lang Syne" takes the runner-up position with 295 appearances followed by "Silent Night" (254), "Ave Maria" (154) and "Deck the Halls" (131). Now, go ahead and impress your relatives with these nuggets of holiday knowledge during Christmas dinner.

Check out the full list below of the most popular holiday songs on movie soundtracks below!

1. "Jingle Bells" (1857) - 373
2. "Auld Lang Syne" (1711) - 295
3. "Silent Night" (1818) - 254
4. "Ave Maria" (1825) - 154
5. "Deck the Halls" (1800) - 131
6. "Joy to the World" (1836) - 99
7. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (1500) - 84
8. "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" (1840) - 68
9. "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy/"The Nutcracker Suite" (1892) - 57
10. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1943) - 56