According to this infographic from Nielsen, Pop/Rock is the top selling genre of holiday music, Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” is the most streamed song. Of course what’s popular vs what is played can differ, and we already knew form last year that “Jingle Bell Rock” is overrepresented on the radio.
Interestingly the majority of popular holiday songs were covers, rather than the original tunes…
Netflix has embraced a longstanding trend in on-air programing: the Hot Start. That’s where the credits of the show you’re currently watching get “squeezed” back (aka: “squeeze credits”) and the next show, or episode in this case, begins to play.
It’s on-air goal is to retain audiences from one show into the next show, thereby spiking the ratings numbers for the incoming show. Netflix is using it to create a seamless flow across a show by going from the end of one episode directly into the opening of the next episode. It’s a very effective technique that networks have been using for years.