According to a social media post, a bar in Texas has taken a stand against the Christmas song “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” angering fans of the song and drawing a response from singer Mariah Carey.
Columnist and critic Kyle Smith tweeted a photo that purportedly shows a warning taped to a jukebox in Dallas saying that if you try to play the song before Dec. 1, the jukebox will skip your selection.
The note goes on to say that after Dec. 1, the song that speaks of the singer’s desire to be reunited with her significant other, will be tolerated only once an evening.
According to Smith’s tweet, the sign appeared next to a “Dallas jukebox” in a bar that he did not name.
The post has seen more than 51,000 “likes.”
Carey retweeted a post that referenced Smith’s tweet that said, “Is this the war on Christmas I’ve heard about?” Carey added a photo of herself dressed in armor on a battlefield.
What has become a holiday classic, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was first released on Oct. 29, 1994. It holds the Guinness World Record for highest-charting holiday song on the Hot 100 by a solo artist.
The YouTube video of the song has more than 697 million views, and the track was the most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours in both 2018 and 2019. It was streamed more than 10 million times on Dec. 25, 2018 and 12 million times on Dec. 25, 2019.
The song was written by Carey and Walter Afanasieff in about 15 minutes, according to Afanasieff.
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