Mariah And Khalid’s New Xmas Song – Not Really An Instant Classic
I love me a classic Christmas song. From the late 1940s to the mid-90s, there have been a lot of Christmas music made that we expect to hear every holiday season. Bing Crosby's White Christmas, Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, Gene Autry's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and of course, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You - they all are songs that we absolutely have to hear a million times throughout the season but can you ever really top a Christmas classic?
NO, THE ANSWER IS NO
On Halloween, Mariah Carey took to Instagram and posted a funny video that people noticed had a date of 11/5 on one of the Christmas presents in the video. Fans knew that meant that she was going to drop some new music but what would that music sound like? Would it be bouncy and infectious like All I Want For Christmas Is You? Would it be moody to mimic the post-COVID we are all living in? Here's her Insta post:
Judging from the clip that she released, um, yeah, it's a fun song but it's no All I Want For Christmas Is You. That song grabbed you from the beginning and you knew before it was over that you were going to want to hear that over and over again. The new one, not so much.
LIGHTNING DOESN'T STRIKE TWICE
Look, I can't write songs and I certainly can't sing, so take all this shade with a Christmas cookie. I'm not saying it's a bad song I'm just saying it's not an instant classic. I'm pretty sure it's going to be one of those songs that you hear every Christmas but it won't be game changing. I'm just glad to see that El Paso's own Khalid has gotten to the point in his career that the Queen of Christmas gave him a seat on the sleigh.