However you feel about Mariah Carey, it’s hard to deny the charms of her bonafide contemporary Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
But our favorite version, hands down, goes to this rendition performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Fallon managed to get Carey herself to perform the song with him and his backup band, The Roots, all of them playing classroom instruments.
We don’t quite know why this video makes us smile the way it does. Maybe it’s seeing those kids pop up for every chorus, or seeing the smiles popping up on all of their faces as everyone takes their turn getting really into the song.
Merry Christmas. And happy other holidays too.