There hasn't been any official numbers from Spotify yet as to who was the most streamed artist on the service for Christmas Day, but we can make a guess based on last week's numbers. Michael Buble was the man to beat, as the crooner took nine of the Top 10 spots for most-streamed Christmas songs during the week of December 12-19. You can argue that it was your mother who was handling all the streaming at your house, but we know that isn't true.
The nine tracks, in order of their appearance on the list, were: "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas," "All I Want For Christmas Is You," "White Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," "Santa Clause Is Coming To Town," "Cold December Night" and "Santa Baby."
Buble kind of had an advantage in raking up all these high-hitting songs: Listeners most likely began streaming his 2011 album Christmas and then just let it run through. However, the top stream was album opener "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas," the rest of the Top 10 aren't in the same order as the tracklist of the album. So yes, listeners did play favorites at least a little.
Speaking of playing favorites, you'll notice Buble's version of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was his second most-played track. However, Carey's original version was the only song not by Buble to make the Top 10, making it the second most streamed Christmas song this holiday. He didn't have total domination, just somewhat complete domination.
It should be noted that Buble didn't nearly dominate Spotify as a whole. According to the service, Eminem's "Monster" feat. Rihanna was still atop the list of most-streamed for the U.S. However, in the U.K., the service noted that Wham!'s "Last Christmas" was the top-streamed song overall.