Christmas albums are a guilty pleasure. If you play me some Yuletide songs from December 26h until November 30th of the following year, I'll roll my eyes and dream of the different ways I can drop-kick you into oblivion.
However, from December 1st until the 25th, I'd really love it if you could just blast Christmas songs all day. I don't even care what they are, I don't care how slow they are, I don't care how old they are, I don't even care what language they're in - I wanna hear them.
Of course I've got some favorites. "Last Christmas" by George Michael is incredible. So is the Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping." But we all know the undisputed king of modern Christmas songs is Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."
I mean everything about the song: the music video, the lyrics, Mariah's Christmas pajamas and the bell sounds in it are nothing short of perfection.
And as it turns out, there are tons of people who agree with me, I mean how else would a song that debuted in 1994, somehow, 23 years later, make it to the Billboard Top 10 chart, if it wasn't absolutely adored?
That's right: The holiday staple beat out a bunch of new releases to break into the top ten play chart because it's that friggin' good.
Mariah Carey was super thankful for the resurgence and let her fans know.
And apparently they're called lambs, which is about a good a name as any, I guess? Unless Maybe Carey really likes shawarma or something.
Is it an indication of our generation's obsession with everything '90s?
With the holidays fast approaching and people sinking into the nostalgic embrace of the spirit of the season, GRAMMY winner @MariahCarey's 1994 rendition of "All I Want For #Christmas Is You" was streamed over 25 million times in the U.S. alone last week: https://t.co/EFGaudubIy pic.twitter.com/iWLmUVgLW1— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) December 19, 2017
Or maybe it's because Carey is somehow viewed as a plucky underdog who had to persevere the test of time?
all i want for christmas is you by mariah carey just reached a new peak and became a billboard top 10 hit this week even though its over 20 years old if that isn't an inspirational story to never give up then idk what is— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) December 19, 2017
I mean that can't be right, it's not like the song wasn't successful when it debuted.
People started taking a stab at how they thought Mariah was taking the news.
She’s prob sipping wine while taking a nice bath and making millions on a song she recorded 23 years ago what a legend— Sarah💛 (@respectwhamen) December 19, 2017
While others brought up irrefutable points.
I mean come on, it's not like they're wrong, are they?
Apparently there's a movement now to bring "All I Want for Christmas Is You" out of the top 10 and into Billboard's Top 5 category.
I mean, why stop there? Why not make it gun for that number one spot?
Let's make it happen people. Let's do it for Mariah. No...not Mariah - for CHRISTMAS.