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It’s only September and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has re-entered the charts

Stewart Perrie

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It’s only September and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has re-entered the charts

We might only be in September but some people are already feeling the festive spirit.

Christmas is 112 days away and Mariah Carey's iconic track has re-entered the charts.

That's right, prep your ears because 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' is coming back for another year.

Talk of the Charts noted how the legendary song has cracked the top 100 in the Philippines.


The song reportedly had more than 300,000 streams on September 1, which is a 75 per cent increase from last year.

The queen herself has even been shocked to hear people pumping the track so early in the year.

Mariah Carey said: "Not yet!!!! I’ll allow it for my Filipino lambs though! I don’t make the rules!"


While you might not start getting in the festive mood until December at the earliest, it's worth noting that things are a little different in the Philippines.

The holiday season starts in September and Christmas music can even be played in August in anticipation.

According to SBS, there's no real reason why people in the Philippines celebrate Christmas so early compared to the rest of the world.

Christmas is referred to the 'ber' months in the country as every month until the end of the year have that suffix.


Manila-based events design company Robert Blancaflor Group told CNBC: "Christmas is the longest celebrated season in the Philippines and … our country celebrates it the longest globally.

Credit: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
Credit: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

"Can you imagine a whole nation willingly sharing warmth and love ... this long?”

What's even more nuts is that the celebrations only end in early January, so it even goes past December 25.


Romano Santos wrote in a Vice article about what it's like enduring the Christmas season for four months.

"Like any reasonable adult, I don’t want to be reminded of my responsibilities sooner than when I actually have to meet them. If it’s a December problem, please don’t bother my September self about it," they said.

They added: "The sooner we start celebrating, the sooner I want to stop. Come December (you know, the actual holidays), I’m throwing up the holiday spirit faster than I’m throwing up your aunt’s fruit cake."

So that's why Mariah Carey has seen a big surge in the charts in at least one country because the Philippines has officially entered Christmas season.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Mariah Carey. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MC

Topics: Christmas, Music

Stewart Perrie
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