Mariah Carey is a big fan of the Irish hockey team singing 'All I Want For Christmas' at their homecoming 4 years ago

Mariah Carey is a big fan of the Irish hockey team singing 'All I Want For Christmas' at their homecoming

It takes a lot to impress Mariah. But she was impressed by this.

Hostel spokesperson and occasional song-singer Mariah Carey is a big fan of the Irish hockey team singing her massive hit 'All I Want For Christmas Is You', with our personal favourite bit being that the sing-song happened mid-heatwave, in early August.

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Well, there are already Christmas shops opening - four months ahead of the big day - so we guess this is almost timely.

The Irish hockey team returned on Monday from a simply unbelievable World Cup campaign, having made it all the way to the final and only losing out to multi-World Cup winners the Netherlands.

In case you missed it, here are the scenes from their homecoming, which took place on a completely shut down and filled to the rafters Dame Street in Dublin, as thousands upon thousands of fans welcomed home our latest sports heroes.

And trust us. They are SCENES.

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And guess what? Word got back of the public performance to Mariah, and obviously the sight of thousands of folk singing her song got her feeling all warm and fuzzy.

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Maybe this will be enough to finally convince Mariah to actually do a gig here? Forget Gareth Brooks, because THIS is the five nights of shows we all really want...