Why Is There A Dearth Of New Holiday Songs?
The song, “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey was released in 1994, and has become a Christmas standard, consistently topping the billboard holiday charts. Despite the sleigh load of holiday albums released every winter, there hasn’t been an original holiday single with the staying power of Mariah Carey’s hit for nineteen years.
So, has our culture stopped welcoming new holiday songs? Has our Christmas carol quota been met? Chris Klimek, is here to weigh in, his article for Slate: “All I Want For Christmas Is A New Christmas Song,” pretty much says it all.