We’re moving ever closer to Christmas, and you-know-what is getting real. This week, I did a ton of final holiday shopping online. It’s convenient, but then the waiting begins. Will it all arrive in time for me to wrap it, box it, and send it to the four corners of the world? Okay, mostly it goes to central Pennsylvania and eastern Nebraska, but still.
Next Saturday is the 23rd, or as I like to refer to it, Christmas Eve Eve. I’ll attempt to pull it together and be adult in my song choice, but tonight, I’m bringing you a three-fer, three different versions of my favorite Christmas song, Mariah Carey’s iconic All I Want for Christmas. The song features prominently in one of my favorite holiday movies (go figure), Love Actually.
The first version is a shortie by uber-talented ginger, Ed Sheeran. I love him so much!
I love this next version for so many reasons. The Roots are actually playing the song on classroom instruments, so that appeals to the teacher in me. Everyone is so joyous, having a great time. And the pop-up kids crack me up!
But this final version may be my favorite. You’ve got not only Mariah Carey, toss in Adele, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John, the Chili Peppers, and more. And they’re all having so much fun, you can’t help but have fun, too.
The world is a crazy place these days. Isn’t it nice to just forget about all that and embrace the joy that is Christmas?
Find your own slice of joy tonight, and be sure to hug those you love. Happy Saturday night!