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This song is probably my current favorite in terms of "contemporary classic" holiday songs. It was released in 2014 and has charted every holiday season since its release. It's become such a popular standard that Ariana Grande has been dubbed by some to be the "Princess of Christmas," a nod to the fact that Mariah Carey remains the undisputed "Queen of Christmas" thanks to the unbelievable success of her 1994 hit "All I Want for Christmas (Is You)." It's really kind of amazing that any song is considered in the same league as that massive success, and it's even more impressive that this song from Ariana Grande came along twenty years later and is considered popular enough to be the runner-up among modern-day Christmas pop songs.
Longtime Soundtrackers might recall my ride or die attitude toward "All I Want for Christmas (Is You)," but if I'm being honest, after being out in the world for nearly thirty years, I might, might be willing to concede that I listen to this song more at Christmastime these days that I do Mariah Carey's hit. Shh, don't tell Beth...