All I want for Christmas is Mariah and Justin

Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber
 
I really agree with the one who said their favourite version of this song was the one in “Love Actually,” even though the competition is broad. Since the original version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” in the 1990s, the song has become a real Christmas hit. You probably listen to it in shops more than you listen to John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas.” This last one is beautiful and poetic, but it doesn’t sound as festive as the other. It doesn’t fit the need for glossy happiness that people seek nowadays.
 
So, what should a pop star like Mariah do to gain some new popularity? Pick the hottest song of Christmas time and cover it. That’s what everyone does. I can see how the perspective was appealing to Ms Carey.
 
Justin Bieber was working on a Christmas album. It is common for artists to work together; it’s good publicity. Not that Justin Bieber needed much publicity. He is the one nobody stops talking about, mostly those who don’t like him at all. I admit I have never heard his voice before this song. I left the golden ages ending in -teen a while ago, in the end. All I know about Justin Bieber is gossip.
 
Anyway, whoever the idea started from, the result is “All I Want for Christmas is You”. As soon as it was out, the bad comments were spread all over the web. As often with the trending topics, this snobbish reaction is something I cannot agree with. Even if I mostly listen to classical music, and I have an Opera dress.
 
None of them has an amazing, irreplaceable voice, but they are singing pop, and they are enjoyable. The song sounds at least as good as the original. It’s not exactly what I call a beautiful song, but it’s pefect for moments when the music is not what you concentrate on like Christmas.
 
The video is rather exaggerated, with Justin singing like he was singing an Elton John’s love song who he feels from the bottom of his heart. Not even John Barrowman acts like this when singing. However, all video clips tend to be this evidently fake, and maybe this is their reason to exist. Most videos are celebrative of the artist and have little relationship with the meaning of the song.
 
I liked the lights and sparks. They were mesmerizing to the point I even forgot my initial critics about Mariah’s outfit. No sarcasm was left after 4 minutes of smiles and glitters. Not even a little to comment how almost 20 years seem not to have appeared on Mariah’s face since the smiley American girlfriend missing from the Wham!’s company in the original version.
 
I liked the new video, but those which now look homemade like the 1994 version of “All I Want for Christmas is You,” or the 10 years older video of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” still have an enormous fascination on me. The snow and the looks of sincere feelings who make you wish you were in love and had someone to be the only thing you want for Christmas. It’s more intimate, and even more melancholic. It reminds of happier moments in the past, it has precisely this bitter taste. Maybe it’s a good thing that it’s fated to be overcome by the new Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber’s version and its glossy exaggerated happiness.