All I Want For Christmas Is You

All I Want For Christmas Is You

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"All I Want For Christmas Is You" is a popular holiday song by recording artist Mariah Carey. Upon it's release, the song quickly became a holiday standard. It is the 11th-best selling single of all time and has been widely covered.[1]


Carey released the song on November 1st, 1994 as the lead single off her first Christmas album, Merry Christmas. Upon its release, it was an immediate addition into the canon of Christmas songs. The New Yorker called it "one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon."[2] It was the most played Christmas song of the 90s in the United Kingdom, and is also a massive international success.


In the 22 years since its release, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has grown into a widely loved and universally acclaimed holiday classic. Notably, it was prominently featured on the soundtrack of the 2002 popular Christmas film Love, Actually.

The Love Actually version sparked renewed interest in the song. Since the film, it has been covered by a wide variety of artists, including My Chemical Romance (below), Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and many others.

Rockerfeller Center Performance

On December 3rd, 2014, Carey performed the song at the annual New York City Rockerfeller Center tree-lighting ceremony.[3] There, she failed to hit several notes and was often off-key, leading to widespread criticism and causing Carey to apologize for the performance. A video of the performance which isolates the vocals spread shortly after, underscoring the poorness of Carey's performance.

YouTube Trend Bar Jokes

On October 14th, 2015, Reddit user linkognito posted an image of the YouTube trends chart for the song's music video to /r/funny.[6] Noting the beginning of an ascent in October, he captioned the picture, "It begins" (shown below). The post has 4,939 points.

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You MariahCareyVEVO Subscribe 1,561,902 116,630,326 +Add to くShare -350,469タ1 13,078 More Video statistics Through Oct 12,2015 VIEWS 116,529,200 Cumulative Daily 3,000,000 2,400,000 1,800,000 ,200,000 600,000 Jan 2010 Jan 2011 Jan 2012 Jan 2013 Jan 2014 Jan 2015

On November 2nd, 2016, Twitter user Zach Cole tweeted an image of the YouTube trends chart for the song's music video. Noting the beginning of an ascent shortly after 2016's Halloween, he also captioned the tweet, "It begins" (shown below).

2 Zach Cole It begins * Follow @ZachACole Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You Subscribe 2,098,612 183,809,222 views Add to Share More 573,785 124,538 Video statistics Through Oct 31,2016 VIEWS 183,502,629 5,000,000 4,000,000 3,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

The tweet has gained nearly 55,000 retweets and has over 78,000 favorites as of November 29th, 2016. Its popularity led it to be covered by The Daily Dot.[5]

Film Adaptation

On September 6th, 2017, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment uploaded a trailer for an animated film called All I Want For Christmas Is You starring Mariah Carey as a young girl who wants a dog for Christmas. The trailer, shown below, gained over 43,000 views. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 14th. On November 16th, it was announced that it would stream exclusively on Amazon Prime.[7]

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