(Via Late Night With Jimmy Fallon YouTube channel)

Yet somehow, Jimmy Fallon the Roots and Carey herself have managed to make this excessively peppy holiday tune enjoyable again by covering it in classic Fallon fashion, with the help of elementary school-style instruments and some kids wearing cute hats.

Carey apparently stopped by this week to perform the song backstage at “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” HQ. By doing so, she proved that “All I Want for Christmas is You” is infinitely better when kazoos, xylophones and Questlove in a grandpa sweater are involved.

Here’s the video evidence.