Bless Mariah Carey, Who Is Pretending To Be Shocked That All I Want For Christmas Hit #1 Again

There are two things we can depend on each Christmas: Mariah Carey‘s iron grip on all things festive, and Mariah Carey pretending she’s not fully aware of All I Want For Christmas Is You‘s continual dominance.

Nice try, Mimi.

In case you missed it, All I Want For Christmas Is You yesterday returned to the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, marking its fourth week in the top position overall. In addition, the tune now rests like a glimmering bauble atop the Billboard Global 200 chart.

All in all, it’s not a bad showing for the song, which first arrived in 1994. It’s also not unexpected, with All I Want For Christmas Is You making a strong run up the charts every year for the past few years.

With this knowledge — and the inescapable fact that Carey is the sound of Christmas, to countless fans — you would forgive her for basking in the resurgent glory of her Christmas tune.

But Carey has taken a different tactic this year, claiming she was not at all aware that her song would do big numbers over the festive season.

“I truly wasn’t expecting this at all!!” Carey said in a tweet. Sure.

“Eternally grateful for the enduring success of this song.”

Carey also issued an incredulous “?????!!!!!!!!!” in response to All I Want For Christmas Is You acing the Global 200 rankings.


Notably, Carey isn’t the only Christmas demigod who appears on the Global 200 chart. You will notice that Wham! notched the #3 spot thanks to Last Christmas*, while renditions of Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock also pepper the rankings.

Then, at #10, we can see Michael Bublé, the other latter-day lord of Christmas, with his take on It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas. 

Good for him.

*My sincere apologies to any and all readers who may have just lost Whamageddon. Hey, you got 15 days in to December. That’s not bad! But you should have known this article would be dangerous.