Aural Advent Calendar: Day 5

All I Want For Christmas Is You seems just the sort of song to that might have been blaring from the jukebox at the pub round the corner from the Inn; out of sight of the newly born child but still well within reach of the shepherds after they were finished at the manger.

Miss Mussel’s rather formidable inner snob usually forbids the liking of Celine, Mariah et al but this time the music is enough to transcend any nose downlooking. It’s a fun and fluffy, perfectly constructed bonbon and one of the few pop songs to have carved out permanent place in the Christmas canon.

According to that fount of all knowledge worth knowing, [Wikipedia] in 2006 the song became the best selling holiday ring tone. The Grammy is no longer the arbiter of musical greatness. Ringtones reign supreme.

This toe-tapper was written by Mariah Carey and her frequent collaborator Walter Afanasieff in 1994 for her Merry Christmas album.

The Nancy Sinatra treatment is the alternate video for the song. The original features home video footage of Carey in a red one-piece snow suit as well as a Santa dress.


  1. Miss Mussel

    No John, I’m afraid but I’m glad you’re enjoying the Calendar. It’s been quite a lot of fun for me as well. I’ll see if I can work John in later in the cycle. If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to send them along!

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