This Bar Banned Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and I Am Personally Offended
Everyone gets into the holiday spirit in their own way. Some people prefer to begin listening to holiday tunes in early December, but others may think once summer ends the holiday season begins. When to begin blasting holiday music has been an ongoing debate for years, but this bar took it too far by banning Mariah Carey’s classic Christmas song before December 1.
A photo at a bar in Dallas, TX announced their rules, and Christmas music lovers, you might want to shield your eyes. The sign on the jukebox says that “All I Want for Christmas is You” by the former American Idol judge will be skipped if you request it before Dec. 1.
I have a lot to say about this, but let’s begin with the fact that they spelled Christmas wrong. Cleary they were passionate about proving their point.
If the clear disrespect of the tune wasn’t already bad enough, the sign claims that the song itself will only be played once every night throughout the holidays. What if you’re not there when it’s played?! Are they expecting you to leave and come back the next night hoping you’re the first to request it?
I think what bothers me the most about this is that there’s no end to the song being played once a night. I can understand that workers don’t want to hear this song endlessly now, but what about on Christmas Eve? You mean to tell me “All I Want for Christmas is You” is only allowed to be played once a night even on Christmas Eve? This feels illegal.
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Clearly, there’s a lot wrong here. No matter when you begin listening to Christmas tunes, I think we can all agree Dec. 1 is a perfectly fine time to start. Personally, I listen to this song at least 20 times before the end of November, but most people begin listening to these tunes on Dec. 1 anyway.
The comments on the original post are pretty polarizing. There are some die-hard Christmas music fans and the people saying they need their own copy of the sign for their significant other. I’m not getting into how I feel about that one.
Mariah Carey herself has gotten in on the debate. She posted a photo of herself in armor in front of a battle scene in order to defend her Christmasy thrown. Carey has proved over the years that she has a great sense of humor when it comes to her title as Queen of Christmas. She even launched her own brand of Black Irish Liqueur this year that she said pairs perfectly with eggnog. Hint hint.
The ‘when to begin listening to Christmas music’ debate is one that’ll be ongoing until the end of time. This bar thought that they could solve the issue for everyone with this sign, but might just end up with less customers. Instead of trying to solve the “problem” just let the Christmas music flow, you can’t stop the power of Mariah Carey.
If they are banning all Christmas music before Dec 1 then that’s different. When the story 1st broke they made it sound like there was a movement to ban just that song and after “they” went after Baby it’s Cold Outside, I was outraged.