In my opinion, this is the most recent great Christmas song we’ve been treated to. Frankly, it’s shocking how crappy Christmas songs have been since this one came out. I mean, how many do you remember? Sure there have been covers of tried-and-tested great songs, but nothing new. The sixties, seventies, and eighties were chock-a-block with decent and good Christmas songs, but, maybe that’s just me as a British person talking. During my childhood, it seemed that bands would make some sort of effort when it came to Christmas, but with every passing year of TV karaoke shows hijacking the concept of the Christmas Number One, where’s the incentive to do something good? What we end up with is rival hijacks by pranksters who think it’s “fun” to have Rage Against The Bloody Machine as a Christmas number one. Yes, very clever, children… But, what we’re left with is little in the way of original Christmas songs that will go on to become classics. But, they can’t steal Christmas entirely. We’ve still got Mariah. And she looks smokin’ hot as a Phil Spector-ish girl in this video.