In defence of Mariah Carey’s Christmas tyranny

In defence of Mariah Carey’s Christmas tyranny
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By Howard Chua-Eoan This Christmas will be the 29th since Mariah Carey released “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” It’s been part of the holiday soundtrack for the entire lives of Gen Z and Generation Alpha. And for a substantial part of mine, though, I can still remember life before all those melismas. I’m a late boomer, born the year after the release of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, first recorded in 1942, was already a vene...

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