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Christmas Carol Countdown- Day 12

Day 12:  All I Want For Christmas is You – Michael Bublé

I know, I know. I said on Day 1 that you could only hear All I Want For Christmas is You so many times…but I think this is a perfect example of how radio stations can mix it up a little while still playing songs people want to hear.  Michael Bublé takes the Mariah Carey modern classic and puts a new spin on it by slowing it down into a smooth jam. It’s a nice change of pace. I remember it getting some play the year his Christmas album came out, but have not heard it recently. I have, on the other hand, come across Mariah Carey’s version playing at least 20 times, and –I am not exaggerating—last week it was playing simultaneously on THREE local stations. Way to bury a great song deep into the ground. Mariah actually joined Bublé on his Christmas special last year to duet on the song (of course it was the up-tempo version). Bublé’s unhurried version is a nice palate cleanser which helps to remind you how great of a song All I Want For Christmas… really is!

All I Want For Christmas is You

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don’t care about those presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
You know that all I want for Christmas
Is you…

I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I won’t even wish for snow
No, I’m just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
There’s no sense in hanging stockings
There upon the fireplace
Cause Santa he won’t make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day
I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
Girl, what can I do?
You know that all I want for Christmas
Is you…

And all the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I can hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really love
Won’t you please bring my baby to me…

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
No, I just wanna see my baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want you for my own
More that you could ever know
Make my wish come true
You know that all I want for Christmas
Is you…
Is you…