With all due respect to Mrs. Claus, Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas. The New Yorker once called All I Want For Christmas Is You “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon.”
The modern holiday standard has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and earned more than $50 million in royalties. It should come as no surprise. I mean, you hear the song an average of five times per mall trip and six times per morning commute this time of year. Though never truly duplicated, it’s often imitated, and the results range from stunningly inspiring to hilarious. Carey is sure to perform the hit during her shows at the Beacon Theatre Dec. 9, 14, 15 and 17, but if you didn’t score tickets put your feet up and enjoy these 10 YouTube renditions.
On the ice, the Belfast Giants are rough and tough and quick to throw punches. In their spare time, they clearly like to choreograph elaborate dance routines and lip synch.
Doug the (absolutely adorable) pug’s rendition of the modern classic can be summed up in three words: oh my God.
MiMi lets herself get upstaged by adorable school kids and a member of The Roots playing a kazoo. That’s what I call a Christmas miracle.
Parents of college-aged kids have probably heard a slightly less creative version of this tune. To be fair, this was once your jam.
Cheer up your niece who just got back from studying abroad in London and misses it like crazy with a video recorded by Oxford’s all-male a cappella group Out of the Blue. The video promoted the super-cute group’s charity single to benefit the Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice.
Get inspired by this amazing cover performed by 10-year-old Angelic. Spoiler alert: have some tissues for the end.
For the single woman who have had about just enough of all the Facebook engagement ring pics.
In the spirit of giving, we present the aforementioned woman with a handful of prospects: Ivy Leaguers who can sing. OK, they’re still in college, but there’s no shame in being a cougar.
Most people try to make like Mariah and focus on the vocals when covering All I Want for Christmas Is You, but Kenneth Wong went off the beaten path, literally, with a cover that will have you putting drum lessons on your wish list.
And if drums aren’t your thing, how about the harp? By the way, that Santa hat on the top is the cutest thing we’ve seen since Doug the Pug.