Mariah Carey doesn't want a lot for Christmas. There's just one thing she needs: Another Billboard top ten hit. The pop singer has had no shortage of chart-topping records during her expansive career. None is as ubiquitous as "All I Want for Christmas is You." When the holidays roll around, it becomes an inescapable melody, heard on radio stations and in coffee shops around the country. But it never reached the heights that kids dream about in their lullabies. Not until this week, that is.

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Christmas classic does it again

A few weeks ago, "All I Want for Christmas is You" reappeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as it sometimes does this time of year.

This year, however, it came back to the chart well before the actual arrival of the holiday. That gave Carey a chance to begin an even bigger ascent than customary. By the time the December 30 chart was released, she had broken into the top ten at No. 9.

When the song first came out, it wasn't even eligible for the Hot 100 chart. Carey didn't originally release the track as a single, which was the law of the land in 1994. Times changed, though, allowing non-singles to make their mark on the prestigious chart. The song did eventually peak at No. 83 in 2000. In 2012, it returned after a hiatus due to another rule change.

From there on out, "All I Want for Christmas is You" takes every opportunity to come back and haunt the world during the holidays.

Other triumphant Christmas returns

Mariah Carey isn't alone in her quest [VIDEO] for Billboard Hot 100 domination. There were five other holiday songs that joined her classic in the most recent chart. Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" came in next at No. 34, immediately followed by Andy Williams and "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" clocked in at No. 38. "A Holly Jolly Christmas," by Burt Ives, moved up to No. 41, while Wham's "Last Christmas" closed the holiday cheer at No. 44.

The commonality between the songs? They're all at least a couple of decades old and considered "classics." None of them are new releases burning up the charts. This, despite the fact that Gwen Stefani (with Blake Shelton), Sia, and even Hanson released Christmas records this year. They clearly need to step up their game to match their predecessors, from Carey to Cole.

In the meantime, somebody - anybody - needs to go about fulfilling Mariah Carey's Christmas wish list right away.