9 reasons why Mariah Carey rules the festive season

Written by Sophie Lane / October 18, 2018

Yes, I know it’s October and it’s (probably?) too early to be talking about Christmas…

BUT: Mariah Carey, voted by the people, for the people as our official ambassador of the holidays, is touching down soon on U.K. soil to reprise her All I Want For Christmas is You European tour.



In preparation of Mariah about to step back into our lives in a big way, I thought I would kindly remind you of a lesser known track called All I Want For Christmas Is You.

  1. First off, Mariah recorded All I Want for Christmas Is You in sunny AUGUST. She’s always one step ahead of y’all when it comes to the festive season.
  2. She co-wrote it in 15 mins!! The average episode length of The Office is 22 minutes. You do the maths.
  3. There are multiple music videos. The original, the Black and White version, the Super Festive! version feat. Baby Biebs and the animated remix video. There really is something for everyone here.
  4. The track did VERY well. It’s the most popular Christmas song of all time on Spotify and the most downloaded Christmas song of all time.
  5. It’s reported that Mariah pockets a nice 376k each year from royalties alone. Next round of mulled wine on you then, Mariah?
  6. What other Christmas song has been adapted into a BOOK (?!) and then a FILM (?!) 



        7. ...and been covered by all these artists? 


         8. She also has strong ties with the big man himself.

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#meandmyfriendsanta " I know him!!! "

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         9. Her powers grow every year. The track cracked the Billboard Hot 100 last year for the first time, 23 years after its release making it her 28th Top 10.

In conclusion, I can’t believe that Mariah Carey invented Christmas and on top of giving us all of the above, Mariah is kind enough to tour Europe this yuletide to bring some festive cheer to a city near you. Join the party here.

Sormarka Arena, Stavanger, Norway - 1st December
Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden - 3rd December 

Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark - 4th December 
Mercedes Benz, Berlin, Germany - 5th December
Accor Arena, Paris, France - 7th December
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK - 9th December
First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK - 10th December
O2 Arena, London, UK - 11th December
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Holland - 13th December
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium - 14th December
Wizink Arena, Madrid, Spain - 17th December 

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