Lifestyle Pets Wham!'s 'Last Christmas' Found to Be Dogs' Favorite Holiday Song, New Survey Says "Jingle Bells" and Mariah Carey's iconic Christmas staple, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," followed closely behind By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 16, 2021 04:22 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty Who says that dogs don't have holiday spirit? One thousand dog owners recently took part in a poll from the United Kingdom-based Guide Dogs charity about their pups' favorite Christmas tunes. Wham!'s "Last Christmas" earned 10 percent of the vote, making it the preferred holiday song of the pooches polled, per The Guardian. Following closely behind Wham!'s hit was "Jingle Bells," with nine percent of the vote, and Mariah Carey's iconic Christmas staple, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," with six percent. Some other popular holiday tunes that dogs liked, according to the survey, were "Driving Home for Christmas" by Chris Rea, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" by Michael Bublé, and "Wonderful Christmastime" by Paul McCartney. The Guardian reported that the pet owners who took part in the survey said their pups responded more positively to upbeat tracks and were less interested in quieter, slower, and instrumental Christmas classics. Ninety percent of owners surveyed responded that their dogs enjoy music year-round, while a quarter added that music helps keep their dogs calm and comfortable. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Getty Raise the Woof! The 'First-Ever' Christmas Song Made for Dogs to Enjoy Is Out Now "As we look forward to spending the festive period with friends and loved ones, this Christmas will be a step-change for an entire generation of new dogs born during lockdown," Dr. Helen Whiteside, the chief scientific officer at Guide Dogs, said, per The Guardian. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. "Houses are likely to be busier than normal, and many dogs' routines will change. Music is often used to calm dogs in times of change and stress, so it is unsurprising that it will play a key role for dogs this Christmas," she added. RELATED VIDEO: Dogs In Festive Costumes Attend Scrooge-Themed Pageant Last year, dog food company Tails.com released what they claimed to be the "first-ever" Christmas song exclusively made for dogs. The company dropped their track "Raise the Woof!" with an accompanying music video in November 2020. The song, created with assistance from the company's head vet Sean McCormack and dog behaviorist Carolyn Menteith, is based on sounds and noises that dogs enjoy, like squeaky toys, bells, and basic commands. "We call it 'waggae' — reggae designed to wag tails!" the company said of the song on its website. The pooch-approved song was recorded at Abbey Road, the London studio made famous by The Beatles.