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20th Dec 2019

WATCH: Mariah Carey releases new ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ video and it’s extra AF

Cathy Donohue

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey releases a new video for ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and it’s extra AF.

The classic hit gets played countless times every festive season but this year, there’s a new video to go with the familiar lyrics.

Last night, Mariah Carey debuted the video on a YouTube live stream which included her answering questions from fans.

The video was released at midnight and you can be sure the views will rocket this morning as people tune in to see the revamped version.

You could apply the adage “if it’s not broken then don’t fix it” but it seems that the songstress was eager to give the much-loved song a makeover for 2019.

Chatting during the livestream, she said that the new release was more of a “production” and pretty much the opposite of the original.

And a production it most certainly is because, in comparison to the old-school video camera footage of the 1994 release, the new version is what we would describe as the epitome of “extra”.

Mariah is wearing a fitted Santa suit, yes really, and the whole thing is shot in a life-sized winter wonderland complete with candy canes, singing Santas and toy soldiers.

Children join in too with the opening shot showing a child introduced to a shop-front window featuring Mariah before the ‘MC’ winter wonderland is revealed in all its glory.

Extra AF, extremely cheesy but then that’s all part of this particular song. We could go on but you do need to see the clip to do it justice.

Like it or hate it, this is one of the Christmas season’s most-played songs and every year, the first play of the opening line signals the start of the festive season for many, usually in a nightclub where the dance floor fills in seconds.

Check it out below.