All I Want For Christmas Is You (Walter Afanasieff & Mariah Carey)/I'd Like You For Christmas (Bobby Troup) 7.02
Jessica Martin and Mark Steyn, vocals
with orchestra arranged and conducted by Kevin Amos
Mark and Jessica take a crack at Mariah Carey's big Christmas hit from the Nineties, and pair it with a Bobby Troup Christmas ballad from four decades earlier on the same theme. In this big swingin' arrangement, Mark hits the all-time highest note he's ever sung - and, unlike Mariah Carey and others, this version is the only "All I Want For Christmas" that doesn't fade away but comes to a real finish - warm and sweet and romantic.
"All I Want For Christmas" is also available in old-fashioned CD form on the brand new album Making Spirits Bright.