Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas” is obviously a staple every Christmas (or just all year-round if you’re my cousin Caitlin), but for the past few days I have found myself hearing it and talking about it way more than normal.
The one thing I wasn’t aware of though, is that people are starting to cover it now. It’s too soon to cover that song, and nobody can do it like Mariah can do it. I know this because I have no voice right now from trying to do it like Mariah can do it all weekend. But I’ll humor the effort:
Michael Buble version:
Pros – This slow version actually really helped me learn the lyrics better. Now I know it doesn’t go:
“And for the rest of time it’s nobody anywhere; I hear those santa children who laugh and fill the air. The moments we let slip away, I hear those sleigh bells ringing. Santa won’t you stay won’t you really really stay, won’t you please be my baby for me?”
“And all the light are shining so brightly everywhere and the sound of children’s laughter fills the air. And everyone is singing; I hear those sleigh bells ringing. Santa won’t you bring me the one I really love (it’s actually “need,” he got confused to), won’t you please bring my baby to me?”
Cons – Doesn’t make me want to dance
Justin Bieber version:
Pros – None
Cons – It sucks; Mariah Carey stooped low enough to do this duet.
Pros – Does make me want to dance
Cons – It’s stupid
OG Mariah version:
Pros – Best Christmas song of our generation
Cons – None (except she really needs to enunciate better)
Little extra treat: