Miss You Most
Mariah Carey Lyrics


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The fire is burning
The room's all aglow
Outside, the December wind blows
Away in the distance
The carollers sing in the snow
Everybody's laughing
The world is celebrating
And everyone's so happy
Except for me, tonight

Because I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right
But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mmm

I gaze out the window
This cold winter's night
At all of the twinkling lights
Alone in the darkness
Remembering when you were mine, yeah
Everybody's smiling
The whole world is rejoicing
And everyone's embracing
Except for you and I

Baby, I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right
But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time, oh

In the springtime
Those memories start to fade
With the April rain
Through the summer days
'Til autumn's leaves are gone
I get by without you
'Til the snow begins to fall

And then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you, no, no, no, no
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right




But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time, ooh

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of Mariah Carey's "Miss You Most at Christmas Time" set a somber tone as she describes a warm and cozy room on a cold December night, full of light and laughter. Yet despite the joy of the season, Carey sings about feeling alone and sad because of the absence of a loved one. She reminisces about past experiences, staring out the window at the twinkling Christmas lights, remembering the times when she and her lover were together. Carey's delivery is powerful and heart-wrenching, conveying the deep emotions that come with missing someone special during the holiday season.


The song is an especially poignant reminder of the complex emotions that can come with the festive holiday period. While many people are surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones, there are those who may be experiencing sadness, grief or feelings of loneliness. It highlights that Christmas can be particularly difficult for those who are separated from loved ones be, it due to distance, break-up, or passing away. Carey's lyrics capture the experience of those who may feel left out of the festivities, reminding us how difficult it can be to muster enthusiasm for the season when feeling down.


Overall, Mariah Carey's "Miss You Most at Christmas Time" is a powerful reminder of the complicated feelings that can arise during the holiday season. The song's emotional intensity and relatability have helped make it a beloved holiday classic.


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Line by Line Meaning

The fire is burning
The warmth of the fire is filling the room with light and cheerfulness.


The room's all aglow
The light and warmth from the fire are making the whole room shine and look beautiful.


Outside, the December wind blows
The cold winter wind is blowing outside, making it feel colder and harsher than inside with the fire.


Away in the distance
Far away, somewhere in the distance, something beautiful is happening.


The carollers sing in the snow
A group of people are singing Christmas carols out in the snow, enjoying the festive spirit.


Everybody's laughing
People everywhere are happy, having fun, and enjoying the festivities of Christmas.


The world is celebrating
The whole world is alive with the joy and celebration of Christmas.


And everyone's so happy
People are filled with joy, happiness, and excitement for the season.


Except for me, tonight
Despite the joy and happiness all around, Mariah Carey is feeling sad tonight because she misses someone special.


Because I miss you
Mariah Carey is feeling sad and lonely because she is missing someone very important in her life.


Most at Christmas time
Christmas is the most painful time of the year for Mariah Carey because she misses this special person more than ever.


And I can't get you
She is unable to forget about this person and move on with her life without them.


Get you off my mind
Mariah Carey cannot stop thinking about this person and constantly wishes they were there with her.


Every other season comes along
Throughout the year, Mariah Carey is generally okay and manages to move on from the pain of missing this person.


And I'm all right
She is able to cope with the loneliness during the other seasons of the year.


But then I miss you
But when Christmas time comes around, Mariah Carey finds herself missing this person more than ever before.


Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah
An expression of the deep pain and longing Mariah Carey feels for this person.


Mmm
A melancholic expression to convey the sadness and depth of her emotions.


I gaze out the window
Mariah Carey is staring out the window, lost in thought, as she remembers the person she misses so much.


This cold winter's night
It is a dark, cold winter night, making her feel even more lonely and sad.


At all of the twinkling lights
She is looking at the beautiful Christmas lights, which only make her feel more nostalgic and sad.


Alone in the darkness
Mariah Carey is by herself, feeling lonely and isolated.


Remembering when you were mine, yeah
She is thinking back to the time when she was happy and in love with this special person, which only makes her feel sadder.


The whole world is rejoicing
Everyone else seems to be so happy and full of joy, except for Mariah Carey, making her feel even more isolated.


And everyone's embracing
People are hugging, smiling and enjoying the festive season, but Mariah Carey is alone.


Except for you and I
The person Mariah Carey misses is not there with her, making her feel even more alone and sad.


Baby, I miss you
Mariah Carey is missing this person so much that it hurts deeply, making her feel lonely and isolated.


In the springtime
As the months pass, Mariah Carey starts to forget about this person and begins to feel better.


Those memories start to fade
Her memories of this person begin to fade, and she starts to feel better slowly over time.


With the April rain
New beginnings and rainy weather help wash away the painful memories of Christmas time.


Through the summer days
During summer, life feels lighter and more carefree, further helping Mariah Carey move on from the pain she feels.


Til autumn's leaves are gone
As the autumn season comes and goes, Mariah Carey is adjusting and feels a bit better.


I get by without you
She is managing to live and carry on with her life without this person.


Til the snow begins to fall
When snowy winter days come around, Mariah Carey's sadness resurfaces, and she starts to miss this person again.


And then I miss you
The memories of Christmas time and this person come flooding back, making Mariah Carey feel lonely and isolated again.


No, no, no, no
A cry of pain and longing for this person who is no longer there with her during Christmas time.


Ooh
A sound of melancholy and sadness that accompanies her during the winter nights when she misses this person the most.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Jjj

Oooooooh...
The fire is burning
The room's all aglow
Outside the December wind blows
Away in the distance
The carolers sing in the snow
Everybody's laughing
The world is celebrating
And everyone's so happy
Except for me tonight
Because I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right
But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
Ooh, oooh yeah
I gaze out the window
This cold winter's night
At all of the twinkling lights
Alone in the darkness
Remembering when you were mine, yeah
Everybody's smiling
The whole world is rejoicing
And everyone's embracing
Except for you and I
Baby, I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you
(No, no, no no)
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right
But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
In the springtime
Those memories start to fade
With the April rain
Through the summer days
'Til autumn's leaves are gone
I get by without you
'Til the snow begins to fall
And then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you
No, no, no, no
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right
But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
Ooooooh...



All comments from YouTube:

SumthinWICK3D

This is probably one of the best songs Mariah has ever written.

Boat KM

definitely it is ;)

Terence Surin

Christmas-wise yes!!

SumthinWICK3D

Vinyl Scratch Of course, AIWFCIY Is a classic :)

Victor López Serrano

Amen Jason...

jam

No, the roof takes that spot

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Russell Moyer

This song should’ve been bigger. This is one of her best vocals ever. I love the extra instrumentation on this version as well :)

Just Tester_99

If this was released it would have done tremendously.

John Marvin

♡♡♡

Jjj

Oooooooh...
The fire is burning
The room's all aglow
Outside the December wind blows
Away in the distance
The carolers sing in the snow
Everybody's laughing
The world is celebrating
And everyone's so happy
Except for me tonight
Because I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right
But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
Ooh, oooh yeah
I gaze out the window
This cold winter's night
At all of the twinkling lights
Alone in the darkness
Remembering when you were mine, yeah
Everybody's smiling
The whole world is rejoicing
And everyone's embracing
Except for you and I
Baby, I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you
(No, no, no no)
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right
But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
In the springtime
Those memories start to fade
With the April rain
Through the summer days
'Til autumn's leaves are gone
I get by without you
'Til the snow begins to fall
And then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
And I can't get you
No, no, no, no
Get you off my mind
Every other season comes along
And I'm all right
But then I miss you
Most at Christmas time
Ooooooh...

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