Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” is a great Christmas song. I don’t understand people who don’t like it. Are you people dead inside? What is wrong with you that makes you feel this way? Are you not capable of joy?
Anyway, this song is a staple for me at Christmas time. I love it. I love it more than I probably should. I have, as a 33-year-old man, danced to it in my apartment when no one else was around.
And then, a few days ago, I realized that they made a version featuring Justin Bieber in 2011. No, I’m not linking to it. I wouldn’t do that to you. But, yes, it’s as horrible as you would expect. I will be forever grateful for those three years between the time that this song and video were created and the time that I realized it exists. I wish I could go back to those carefree days.
How horrible is this song? Here’s a screen capture from the video.
I feels like Mariah let her cute but annoying nephew do a guest appearance in her video because she didn’t want him to feel left out or something. Except that it’s not like that at all. The video starts off with Bieber being attracted to a sexy Santa that is Mariah Carey.
I don’t even know what to say anymore. I’m sad. Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey have ruined Christmas for me. I expected this from Justin Bieber but you, Mariah? I trusted you. I trusted you to make Christmas fun and happy and now you’ve destroyed it. I feel so betrayed.
At least I still have Kelly Clarkson.
In case you’re wondering, the original Mariah Carey song was released in November 1994. Justin Bieber was eight months old.