Jason Kelce & Philadelphia Eagles Teammates Cover Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Jason Kelce
Philly Special

Folks, it appears that we are moving into the Christmas season at warp-speed, whether we like it or not.

Maybe I just haven’t paid attention in the past, but this year the holiday transition seemed to happen at a record pace. As soon as the clock struck midnight on Halloween, everyone threw out their pumpkins and put up their Christmas trees.

I love Christmas just as much as the next person, but there’s a time and place for it isn’t there? Are we just going to forget that Thanksgiving exists now and quite literally go against its meaning and ungratefully skip over it?

Just in case you didn’t know, there are studies that show listening to Christmas music too early can be damaging to your mental health, so it might be beneficial to hold off on welcoming in the “Holly Jolly” tunes.

Especially if you were planning on breaking out Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” I think we’d all be better off leaving that high-pitched squealing that some people call a song off of our X-Mas playlists.

In fact, thanks to three vocally-talented football players from the Philadelphia Eagles, Christmas music fans now have another version of the “hit” song to listen to, and I might even argue that it is better than the original.

If you didn’t know, the Philadelphia Eagles are really good at football, and off the field, they have a trio of guys that have come together to showcase their musical talent and make Christmas music.

Last year’s A Philly Special Christmas was a pretty impressive musical showing for a couple of football players, and this year’s holiday album looks to be much of the same.

Center Jason Kelce (future brother-in-law of Taylor Swift) and tackles Jordan Mailata, and Lane Johnson put their vocal abilities and Christmas spirit together once again to deliver a cover of “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and I’ve got to say, it is damn good.

Take a listen:

As an NFL fan, and a Christmas music enthusiast, I’ll happily slide this version of the song into my “Christmas Mixmus” playlist.

I just won’t press play on it until I’ve respectfully given Thanksgiving its moment…

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