1. It’s that time of year…
2. …when we no longer have to feel ashamed that we’ve been listening to “All I Want For Christmas” on repeat since July.
3. We can turn it up loud and have the video playing on loop in the background of our desktops…
4. …because the song is a modern standard and — seriously — how freaking adorable is Mimi in the video??
5. The video is a classic.
8. And, no, we’re not talking about her “Extra Festive” version from her 2010 album, Merry Christmas II You.
9. Or Justin Bieber’s “SuperFestive!” take featuring the pop diva.
10. First, there is this ’60s-inspired black-and-white video:
12. There’s even Christmas tree lights!
14. So diva.
16. The second version was the So So Def remix of the song released in 2000 in Japan, featuring Jermaine Dupri and Lil Bow Wow**. The video is…something else.
**He was still “Lil” back then.