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‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Re-Entered The Charts

While it’s only September, some folks are already embracing the holiday spirit.



Christmas is still 112 days away, but Mariah Carey’s timeless track is making a return to the charts.

Yes, get ready to hear “All I Want For Christmas Is You” again this year. Talk of the Charts recently reported that this iconic song has made its way into the top 100 in the Philippines.

On September 1, the song received over 300,000 streams, marking a 75% increase from last year. Even Mariah Carey herself expressed surprise at the early enthusiasm, saying, “Not yet!!!! I’ll allow it for my Filipino lambs though! I don’t make the rules!”

For many, the holiday season doesn’t kick in until December, but things are a bit different in the Philippines. There, the festive season starts as early as September, with Christmas music sometimes playing as early as August.

SBS notes that there’s no specific reason why the Philippines celebrates Christmas so early compared to the rest of the world. In the Philippines, the months leading up to the end of the year are referred to as the ‘ber’ months.

Manila-based events design company Robert Blancaflor Group explained, “Christmas is the longest celebrated season in the Philippines, and … our country celebrates it the longest globally. Can you imagine a whole nation willingly sharing warmth and love … this long?”

What’s even more astonishing is that the celebrations extend well into early January, going beyond December 25.

One person, Romano Santos, shared their perspective in a Vice article about enduring a four-month-long Christmas season. “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 quipped, adding, “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, in at least one country, the Philippines, Mariah Carey’s chart resurgence can be attributed to the early start of the Christmas season.