Friday, May 24, 2024

Mariah’s Christmas Cash-In: “All I Want for Christmas” Returns to iTunes Chart at Number 25


All I want for Christmas is…earplugs.

Mariah Carey’s annual Christmas cash in is here. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has returned to the iTunes top 100 at number 25.

It will go higher and stay there through the end of the year.

For god’s sake, why? Don’t all you lambs own this already? Or do you buy it anew every year? Just wait your money, go ahead. Do you not realize this is a BUSINESS? Carey does not sell records all year long. She waits for this season like Tiny Tim hoping for a slice of ham.

Walter Afansieff wrote this song with Mariah, and made it sound like a track from Phil Spector’s Christmas album. It’s now the biggest selling Christmas song of all time, outselling even Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.”

If I never hear it again, I will be happy.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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