PLAYLIST: 30 Covers of The Greatest Christmas Song Ever

You already know what this is gonna be, don’t you?

In 1994, Pop/R&B crossover princess Mariah Carey gave us the greatest Christmas song that we didn’t know we needed, but oh so desperately did. All I Want For Christmas Is You has been a holiday chart topper for some twenty-two years now and will continue to be a classic for lifetimes to come. Artists have covered it year after year, trying to capture Mariah’s essence in their own versions. And while some of them are great, they’ll never be her. We’ve got Kidz Bop, the Biebs, and even Lady Antebellum. So whether you’re a little bit country or a little bit rock’n’roll, they’ve got your back. Here, have 2 hours of All I Want For Christmas Is You just for you.

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P.S. Want to feel a little existential about the holidays before getting into the party mood? Check out this version. Listen at your own risk.

  1. All I Want for Christmas is You, Mariah Carey
  2. All I Want for Christmas is You, Michael Buble
  3. All I Want for Christmas is You, Kidz Bop Kids
  4. All I Want for Christmas is You (Super Festive!), Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey
  5. All I Want for Christmas is You, Fifth Harmony
  6. All I Want for Christmas is You, She & Him
  7. All I Want for Christmas is You, Glee Cast
  8. All I Want for Christmas is You, Straight No Chaser
  9. All I Want for Christmas is You, Big Time Rush
  10. All I Want for Christmas is You, My Chemical Romance
  11. All I Want for Christmas is You, Anthem Lights
  12. All I Want for Christmas is You, Lady Antebellum
  13. All I Want for Christmas is You, The Girl and the Dreamcatcher
  14. All I Want for Christmas is You, Trey Songz
  15. All I Want for Christmas is You, Idina Menzel
  16. All I Want for Christmas is You, Dave Barnes
  17. All I Want for Christmas is You, Caroline Sunshine
  18. All I Want for Christmas is You, CeeLo Green
  19. All I Want for Christmas is You, Newsboys
  20. All I Want for Christmas is You, Steve Grand
  21. All I Want for Christmas is You, Cimorelli
  22. All I Want for Christmas is You, Whitney Duncan
  23. All I Want for Christmas is You, Bowling For Soup
  24. All I Want for Christmas is You, Brooklyn Duo
  25. All I Want for Christmas is You, Megan Nicole
  26. All I Want for Christmas is You, The Puppini Sisters
  27. All I Want for Christmas is You, Matt Johnson
  28. All I Want for Christmas is You, Celtic Spirit
  29. All I Want for Christmas is You, Rhema Marvanne
  30. All I Want for Christmas is You (Dance Remix), Mariah Carey


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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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11 Comments

  1. This is the most relevant to my Jewish heart because I love this song, and also since most Christmas songs were written by Jews, they have become part of my culture, particularly this song. I love Christmas music so much, but only random arrangements of them (never the “original” arrangement). The Broadway community puts out a Christmas CD every year called Carols for a Cure to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Each Broadway show does an awesome original arrangement of a Christmas (ahem, “holiday”) song. Like you can hear Idina Menzel circa 2003 sing “I Saw Three Ships” or the cast of Spring Awakening circa 2006 sing a rock/pop version of “I Wonder as I Wander” which is really cool. The arrangements are generally in the theme/tone/musical language of the show.

    Merry Jewmas to all and to all a good latke!

  2. Bing Crosby – Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song

    As a northerner who doesn’t enjoy snow and cold anymore this is my favorite xmas song. It is my dream that someday I can actually sing this on a nice Hawaiian vacation during the Christmas holiday.

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