It will be played to death here. I was at a party a couple of years ago and a fellow Brit played Slade, Merry Christmas Everybody. There were 4 of us singing & dancing with a group of Aussies watching on.
They had never heard it……
Same here, the Carey dirge was just an inconsequential 90’s Xmas song, no more important than others of the time. A zzzz re-release not so long ago has turned it into god status.
Slade’s tune …. great memories of Xmas Eve’s in the 80’s clubbing in Brighton, going mental with 2,000 others at Midnight