A Modern Classic: All I Want for Christmas [25 Days of Holiday Songs]

Welcome to Day 8 of the Challenge! Today’s guest writer is Flick from The Baby Vine. Flick choose a modern classic Christmas song that most will know and love. Click to find out what song Flick choose below.

It’s suffice to say that I love Christmas. I am one of those people who has their tree up in November, busts out the Christmas tunes as early as possible and decorates my home from top to bottom. For me, the Christmas period is about family, giving and most of all, fun. It is the fun part that makes me adore the song ‘All I Want for Christmas’ by Mariah Carey.

It’s upbeat, it’s catchy, and most importantly, it’s fun. We have a tradition in our home that this is the song we play to kick off putting up the Christmas tree. I have a theory that no-one can possibly be in a grumpy mood when listening to this tune. I mean, have you heard it? How could you not have a smile on your face? And while I am not a dancer, I will happily dance along to this song, because I can just be silly with it! 

The song itself is sung by Mariah Carey, and she co-wrote it with songwriter Walter Afanasieff. Apparently, it was written very quickly, which is what adds to the appeal. The song is catchy and straightforward! Understandably, it is one of the best-selling Christmas songs of all time. Throughout her career, Mariah Carey sang the song in numerous live TV performances, and today, you’re likely to hear it at least once a day on the radio in the lead up to Christmas (starting November, of course!).


This Post Has 44 Comments

  1. Amber

    I like this song, but I can only listen to it so many times. I think it’s overplayed, so by mid-December, I’m basically over it.

  2. Cathy Kennedy

    This is one of my favorite modern Christmas songs for all the reasons you mentioned. It’s truly an infectious, fun tune that puts me in a good mood. 😊

  3. Blueberry Creative Designs

    Love all the songs mentioned in your Christmas challenge, I feel Christmas vibes all over ⭐🎄🎁🎵🎤 Thank you for the playlist!

  4. rioribaya

    Thanks for the Christmas playlist! Love it <3

  5. Dalene Ekirapa

    Oh my! All I want for Christmas has to be my favorite song for Christmas too. Can’t wait for it to start trending again as we close in to the 25th.

  6. konnaant

    I constantly listen to every know holiday song during this time of the year! My spotify list definitely looks very cheerful and happy hahahah💓

  7. Patricia-Ann Que

    haha! im not a huge fan of xmas songs but hey, it is the holidays! this is surely useful for upcoming xmas parties!

  8. bestiesnotepad

    I love Mariah and all her songs. This one is amazing too. Great post, thanks for sharing!

  9. sonam

    Your collection of Christmas songs are worth listening, something that will set me right into Christmas mood !!

  10. tishaedor

    For sure one of the best Christmas songs out there! I don’t think it will ever get old! Thanks for posting the video too, listening now 🙂

  11. Mary B

    I do like the song, and I like old school Mariah (not so crazy about her newer material) But this song does get old when it gets overplayed.

  12. successunscrambled

    There is something about Christmas songs. It is a pity that it only comes once a year.

  13. itscarlidarlin

    I love the song “All I Want for Christmas.” It is impossible for me to not just belt it out from the top of my lungs when I hear it. Who cares if I sound like a broken record?

  14. Anna Nwa

    This is definitely one of my top favorites!! I love her voice and the tempo makes me want to dance!

  15. Devyani Ray

    My son has been listening to christmas songs non stop. I can never get enough of it.

  16. Eileen M Loya

    I like slow, meaningful Christmas songs but I also like listening to upbeat tunes like this one from Mariah Carey. This is one of the songs played over and over in the shopping mall near us. I guess it just makes the shoppers happy.

  17. JL Prince

    Such a great list. I don’t know why Mariah’s song is the best ever – I can’t help but sing along each and every time. Lol!

  18. marjiemare

    OMG, you make me so happy. I love all of them. Thanks for sharing.

  19. AnythingRad.Com

    Loving this classic playlistt!! I’ve always been a fan of Mariah!

  20. I love Christmas music… Pentatonix and Kacey Musgraves are my top Christmas Albums right now 🙌🏼

  21. I love Christmas songs. That is all I listen to on my Spotify these days. WHAM is one of my favourites 😊

  22. StephJ

    Still one of my favorite Christmas songs ever. I think this will carry on through the ages as a classic!

  23. Anshula

    Love the playlist! All I Want For Christmas is one of my favorites (and Santa Tell Me). I listen to Mariah Carey’s song the most over Christmas time (and Kelly Clarkson’s Wrapped In Red album).

  24. Pradnya

    Thanks for sharing Christmas playlist. I love such songs. They put me in a Christmassy mood instantly.

  25. Becca Wilson

    This playlist is so amazing. I absolutely love everything that has to do with Christmas music.

  26. Silent Scream

    I love this playlist. All I want for Christmas is one of my favorite song in this season.. happy holiday.

  27. Melissa

    I’m not a big fan of Christmas songs until the actual day. But I definitely need to update my playlist with more songs to feel more the holidays hahaha

  28. heidifowler

    That’s a great playlist. Mariah Carey’s song is definitely one I enjoy singing along with every December.

  29. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I like the upbeat tune of Mariah Carey’s Christmas song! Love it when I hear it being played in the malls or grocery stores. It really gives me a happy feeling!

  30. Desislava Markova

    Thanks for sharing this! You put me in a good mood with those.

  31. Alix Maza

    I seriously JUST listened to this song and was jamming out hardcore haha.

  32. mamabee1981

    I love all Christmas music, it really makes me so happy to listen to the holiday music on our local radio station!

  33. Kay

    Love these songs! Some of my faves

  34. Vanessa Mota-Rosado

    Love Christmas music! It’s one of my favorite things about the holidays.

  35. Bindu Thomas

    OMG! All I want to do in this Christmas is eating lot of cakes and hearing lovely Christmas musics. Thanks for sharing this!

  36. brianmayroam

    Christmas in Hollis is one of my favorite RUN-DMC songs. U2’s version of Baby Please Come Home is probably my favorite Christmas song!

  37. Hannah Marie

    Oh, this is probably one of those upbeat songs that keep playing on my head. That, I can’t fight the urge to keep humming them.

  38. Sarah Paul

    Ahhhh you got me with N*Sync! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays was my jam when I was a kid!

  39. toughcookiemommy

    The Mariah Carey song is by far one of my favorite Christmas songs. I have heard that some don’t like the song but I can’t believe it!

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