The holiday season is here. While the main point of the holiday season is to celebrate the religious holidays that coincide with the season, music is a large part of feeling the “Christmas spirit.” Almost every R&B group has made a Christmas album, or labels have created compilation albums with artists on their roster. In doing so, we have offerings from TLC, Boys II Men, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, and more.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
While most have a favorite Christmas song, whether you love, like it, or hate to love it, there’s no doubt that Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” is forever in rotation during this time of the year. In the video, Carey is seen being defrosted off by people in masks using hairdryers to get her ready. She is then transported to a beautiful winter scene where she is met with her twins Monroe and Moroccan whom she shares with ex Nick Cannon, and some friends to help her celebrate the season. The words “It’s Time,” appear on screen where the singer blows a kiss to end the video.
Going off of numbers, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for 63 weeks since the song came out in 1994. It has topped the chart 13 times so far at the time of this writing.
“I wanted it to feel like a classic, but I didn’t know that it was going to actually become a classic,” Carey had said about the song to USA Today back in 2019. “I say that humbly because Christmas music is something that’s really special to me, so to see the song’s popularity grow over the years has been something that’s been kind of amazing. I couldn’t have expected it.”
Take a look at eight songs that you must have on your Christmas playlist this year: