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Owner of a popular Sydney bar bans classic Mariah Carey Christmas anthem

Owner of a popular Sydney bar bans classic Mariah Carey Christmas anthem

An owner of a popular Sydney bar has banned the beloved (if not a little annoying) Mariah Carey Christmas anthem All I Want For Christmas.

Simon Rose-Hopkins, the owner of country and western bar Jolene’s in the city, has declared his watering hole a Mariah-free zone. 

Far from being the Grinch, Simon assured patrons there’s plenty of Christmas cheer, just not the iconic song. 

Simon Rose-Hopkins (far right), the owner of country and western bar Jolene's in Sydney, has banned the the Mariah Carey song 'All I Want For Christmas' this holiday season

Simon Rose-Hopkins (far right), the owner of country and western bar Jolene's in Sydney, has banned the the Mariah Carey song 'All I Want For Christmas' this holiday season

Simon Rose-Hopkins (far right), the owner of country and western bar Jolene’s in Sydney, has banned the the Mariah Carey song ‘All I Want For Christmas’ this holiday season 

‘We are doing Christmas on steroids. We’ve got lights, reindeers, Christmas trees and Christmas cocktails like a Gingerbread Manhattan and a Pavlova Christmas slushie. We’ve got a Country Christmas playlist, but we won’t be playing Mariah,’ he told The Daily Telegraph on Monday. 

He has also banned Christmas crooner, Michael Bublé. 

The pub will instead play Christmas carols by singers like Lee Kernaghan, Dolly Parton and Blake Shelton. 

'We are doing Christmas on steroids. We've got lights, reindeers, Christmas trees and Christmas cocktails like a Gingerbread Manhattan and a Pavlova Christmas slushie. We've got a Country Christmas playlist, but we won't be playing Mariah,' he told The Daily Telegraph on Monday. Pictured in 2010

'We are doing Christmas on steroids. We've got lights, reindeers, Christmas trees and Christmas cocktails like a Gingerbread Manhattan and a Pavlova Christmas slushie. We've got a Country Christmas playlist, but we won't be playing Mariah,' he told The Daily Telegraph on Monday. Pictured in 2010

‘We are doing Christmas on steroids. We’ve got lights, reindeers, Christmas trees and Christmas cocktails like a Gingerbread Manhattan and a Pavlova Christmas slushie. We’ve got a Country Christmas playlist, but we won’t be playing Mariah,’ he told The Daily Telegraph on Monday. Pictured in 2010

‘It’s been met with giggles and admiration,’ he added.  

‘We get a lot of retailer workers coming in after their stores close and say thank you because they are so over hearing the traditional retail Christmas music!’ 

The famous Mariah holiday song brings in $4 million per year due to its popularity during the holiday season. 

The famous Mariah holiday song brings in $4 million per year due to its popularity during the holiday season. Pictured in 2018

The famous Mariah holiday song brings in $4 million per year due to its popularity during the holiday season. Pictured in 2018

The famous Mariah holiday song brings in $4 million per year due to its popularity during the holiday season. Pictured in 2018

It made a glittering return to the UK charts last Friday, with it going number one ahead of the holiday season. 

The singer, 52, has only been number one in the UK singles charts once before with the festive track, reaching the top in 2020 – 26 years after its release.

It is currently sitting at number three on the Australian ARIA charts.  

The American singer has only been number one in the UK charts once before with the festive track, reaching the top in 2020 - 26 years after its release. Pictured in 2015

The American singer has only been number one in the UK charts once before with the festive track, reaching the top in 2020 - 26 years after its release. Pictured in 2015

The American singer has only been number one in the UK charts once before with the festive track, reaching the top in 2020 – 26 years after its release. Pictured in 2015

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk