Wednesday, April 24, 2024

It’s December 29th, and Mariah’s Christmas Song– And All the Others– Is Gone from the Charts


It’s only four days after Christmas, but the party is over.

December 29th– Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” — talked about endlessly for one week — is gone. Gone from iTunes top charts, no longer being streamed on Spotify’s top 50.

Also gone are all the other freaking Christmas songs like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”


Kudos to Mariah for milking Christmas like crazy starting around December 10th. There are endless stories during this slow news period about Mariah as the Queen of Christmas and the record being the greatest thing since sliced bread.

And then, as Christmas ebbed, the real writer of the song, Walter Afanasieff, burned Mariah’s playhouse down. He fessed up in podcast about how the song was written, what her participation really was, and that they haven’t spoken — except briefly over a legal matter– in two decades.

Plus Mariah’s being sued by the writer of a song with the same title released four years before her record.

And that’s a wrap. Are people gullible? Oh boy, are they!

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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