12.7.2014 | By Jack Rico |
Every Christmas holiday that comes and goes, we always hear the usual classic standards of the genre on the radio and malls such as White Christmas from Bing Crosby, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee and Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms, amongst others. But Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You ushered in a changing of the guard for Christmas music, making it possible to listen something else than the classics. Regrettably, her 1994 global hit phenomenon was it. No other producer, lyricist or singer could even come close to her and her holiday success. But 20 years later, the music industry has amassed a repertoire of holiday songs that could become classics in their own right and even rival Mariah Carey Christmas fiefdom.