It’s finally December, which means we’ve got roughly another month of being totally stressed out shopping for gifts and planning vacations and attempting to stick to the Atkins diet before we officially hit Christmahanukwanzaakah (and/or other migraine-inducing celebration). But rejoice — it also means it’s time for Mariah Carey’s beloved Xmas song “All I Want For Christmas Is You”… newly remixed, y’all. Hear it after the jump and see if you aren’t singing along by the end of the first verse. We dare you.
We love the original song to pieces—we blast it while decorating our Christmas tree and lighting our Menorah. But we’re going to ask: was this really necessary? In Mariah’s world, yes, very much so. Mimi needs a little juice given recent sales trends, and if Oprah can’t help, then perhaps the smart move is a timely re-release of one her honest-to-goodness timeless classics.
There’s a radio edit of the song, which is even shorter than the original, that we’re sure you’ll hear (over-)played this holiday season. But we’re digging the extended version (which clocks in almost at 7 minutes); it definitely adds more to Mariah’s Christmas classic than just an extra drum beat like the radio edit. Fling your candy canes around like they’re glowsticks and rock out!
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The “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Radio Edit, Dance Mix, and Extended Dance Mix are all currently available for digital download. Sadly, Motrin is not.