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Love it or hate it, the Christmas season is synonymous with Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” However, the jury is still out on when it is okay to start playing Christmas songs.

It seems like in recent years, as soon as Halloween is over, we completely skip over the Thanksgiving time frame and just go straight into Christmas. The lights and decorations go up November 1st, and all throughout the stores all you can hear is holiday music – including “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”


But there is one place in Texas where you will not be hearing Mariah’s song, and that place is a Dallas bar called the Stoneleigh P.

In fact, according to Food & Wine, the bar has explicitly banned the song from being played between now and December 1st. It has been a decree that has drawn criticism from fans of the song, and even Mariah Carey herself!

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But this isn’t the first time that the Stoneleigh P has been known to take a hard stance against the Christmas classic. It has been this way for the past three years.

Back in October 2021, the policy was shared on Twitter, where Kyle Smith posted a sign outside the bar which states, “MARIAH CAREY’S ALL I WANT FOR CHRSITMAS [sic] IS YOU WILL BE SKIPPED IF PLAYED BEFORE DEC 1.”

Of course, this doesn’t mean that they’re above playing the song at all. In fact, the rest of the note adds, “AFTER DEC 1 THE SONG IS ONLY ALLOWED ONE TIME A NIGHT.”

But the message still had a profound effect on the internet, with many people on Twitter responding to the tweet. One person asked if there had been a war declared on the Christmas season. This tweet, alongside the initial picture, caused Mariah Carey herself to get in on the tweeting action by sharing a picture of herself in armor on a battlefield. Guess the singer needed to defend her title as Christmas queen:

What do you think of the Stoneleigh P’s stance on Mariah Carey’s song? Do you enjoy “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” or do you not like it? Let us know!

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