Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You" is No Longer the Real MVP of Holiday Anthems
For the past two decades, Mimi's 1994 hit has basically been the real MVP of holiday tunes, holding the spot as the most-played holiday songs in retail stores. The song that now holds that honor is The Shins' "Wonderful Christmastime," Refinery 29 reports.
The 2012 song is actually a cover of The Beatles' 1979 original, but apparently The Shins' updated spin on the throwback tune is working its magic during this most wonderful time of the year.
TBH, it doesn't quite feel like the holidays unless we experience the emotional ups and down associated with hearing "All I Want For Christmas is You" on repeat every year. The song has definitely been known to evoke a range of feelings from sheer giddiness to bringing out your inner Grinch.
That said, "Wonderful Christmastime" definitely has all the makings of a winning holiday song — spirited lyrics, a catchy chorus and bells ringing in the background.
We mean that without an ounce of shade, Mimi...