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Rising star Ariana Grande seems to be taking another page out of Mariah Carey’s playbook and is shooting for a holiday pop music monopoly this year. One week after releasing her cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” she’s dropped another (this time original) Christmas-themed tune called “Love Is Everything.” And we think this one’s on track to be the next big seasonal classic.

This is exactly the type of song we were hoping for when we heard Ariana was doing a holiday EP. With its kicky drum beats, the mid-’90s R&B chord progressions (an Ariana standard), and an inspiring lyrical message, we can’t help but smile and tap our feet to this tune.

Ariana has said that she plans to roll out a new Christmas song — both originals and covers — each week leading up to December 11, so we can expect two more Ariana-infused holiday jams to keep us feeling merry and bright while Xmas shopping and decorating the tree.

Is Ariana’s new single getting you in the holiday spirit? Let us know down below.

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