December 26, 2009 03:02:51 GMT
The 1934 classic, which had been sung by Jewel Kilcher among others, is placed number one as the most played holiday tunes in the past 10 years.
"Winter Wonderland" has topped a new list of the most performed holiday songs of the decade. The 1934 tune written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith was an instant hit for bandleader Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians and it has since been recorded by the Andrews Sisters, Doris Day, Perry Como, The Eurythmics and Jewel Kilcher.
And it seems the tune - the oldest on the top 25 countdown - is an annual favourite for radio programmers at this time of year - it's the most played track, according to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Also making the top 10: Sleigh Ride, White Christmas and Jingle Bell Rock.
Here's ASCAP's most played holiday tunes of the past 10 years: