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The Holidays Rock With Top Music From Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless Lists Top Holiday Ringtones, Ringback Tones, Jukeboxes, Full-Track Songs and Music Videos from V CAST Music

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December 17, 2008

Debra Lewis
Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, a leader in mobile music, today released its lists of this season’s top 10 holiday ringtones, ringback tones, jukeboxes, full-track V CAST Music with Rhapsody songs and V CAST Music videos.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the number one holiday ringtone, ringback tone, full-track song and music video. Other popular artists include, Alvin And The Chipmunks, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Chris Brown.

Ed Ruth, director of digital music at Verizon, said, “As part of our overall commitment to delivering the ultimate mobile music experience, Verizon Wireless offers customers a broad selection of music across all genres – and our lineup of holiday music is no exception. From holiday ringtones and ringback tones to full-track songs and music videos from a variety of artists, our customers have found the perfect tunes to put them in the holiday spirit.”

Verizon Wireless customers’ favorite songs of the season include:

Top 10 Holiday Ringtones

  1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” by Mariah Carey
  2. “Santa Baby,” by Eartha Kitt
  3. “Carol Of The Bells,” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  4. “Chipmunk Song - Christmas Don’t Be Late (1999 Dig Remaster),” by The Chipmunks
  5. “Santa Baby,” by Taylor Swift
  6. “This Christmas,” by Chris Brown
  7. “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” by Andy Williams
  8. “Christmas Canon,” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  9. “My Only Wish (This Year),” by Britney Spears
  10. “All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan,” by Kenny Chesney

Top 10 Holiday Ringback Tones

  1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” by Mariah Carey
  2. “Santa Baby,” by Eartha Kitt
  3. “Carol Of The Bells,” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  4. “This Christmas (Hang All The Mistletoe),” by Chris Brown
  5. “The Chipmunk Song,” by Alvin And The Chipmunks
  6. “Feliz Navidad,” by Jose Feliciano
  7. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” by Luther Vandross
  8. “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” by Andy Williams
  9. “All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan,” by Kenny Chesney
  10. “Let It Snow,” by Boyz II Men

Top 10 Holiday Jukeboxes

  1. Holiday Hits #2
  2. Alvin And The Chipmunks
  3. Holiday Hits #1
  4. Traditional Holiday #1
  5. Motown Holidays
  6. South Park Christmas
  7. R&B Holiday
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. Stocking Stuffers
  10. Hip-Hop Holiday

Top 10 Holiday Over-the-Air V CAST Music with Rhapsody Full Songs

  1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” by Mariah Carey
  2. “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late),” by Alvin And The Chipmunks
  3. “Christmas / Sarajevo 12 / 24,” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  4. “Silent Night,” by Mariah Carey
  5. “An Angel Came Down,” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  6. “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” by Toby Keith
  7. “This Christmas,” by Chris Brown
  8. “Last Christmas,” by Taylor Swift
  9. “A Mad Russian’s Christmas (Instrumental),” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  10. “Where Are You Christmas,” by Faith Hill

Top 10 Holiday V CAST Music Videos

  1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” by Mariah Carey
  2. “Blue Christmas,” by Elvis Presley & Martina McBride
  3. “Yule Log,” by Christmas
  4. “Christmas Canon,” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  5. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” by *NSYNC
  6. “White Christmas,” by Martina McBride
  7. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” by Christina Aguilera
  8. “8 Days Of Christmas,” by Destiny's Child
  9. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” by Kenny G
  10. “Christmas In Hollis,” by Run-DMC

Verizon Wireless is a proven leader in mobile music and offers customers access to exclusive songs and more from its unique relationships with the hottest artists, exclusive music services and devices. Its flagship subscription-based music service – V CAST Music with Rhapsody – allows customers to purchase and download the vast majority of their full-track music to their PCs without digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

For more information about mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com/music.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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