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!
All I Want for Christmas Is You (Mariah’s New Dance Mix 2009 – Extended Version)
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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.