This new tune is scientifically proven to be the happiest holiday song of all time

No, it's not that song ...
This new tune is scientifically proven to be the happiest holiday song of all time
Posted at 8:40 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 08:40:28-05

By this point in December, you've heard that opening bell sequence from Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" at least a billion times. 

No shade against Mimi, but how about mixing up your holiday playlist?

Scientists and musicologists have been hard at work in the lab, pouring glitter and festive cheer through their beakers to come up with what's scientifically proven to be "the happiest seasonal jingle of all time."

Joe Bennett, a forensic musicologist from Boston's Berklee College of Music, has been studying lyrical themes, musical keys, tempos and vocals of popular holiday tracks to see what makes people sing them year after year.

Some of the secrets Bennett found are sleigh bells, Michael Buble's sultry voice and major keys, according to an analysis he published in September.

Songwriters Harriet Green and Steve Anderson then used Bennett's research to produce the scientifically proven happiest holiday song ever, called "Love's Not Just For Christmas," The Independent reports.

"Hopefully we’ve risen to the challenge and provided a song people will love not only this Christmas, but for every Christmas to come," Anderson said.

Watch the unbelievably festive song in the video player below. There's no Buble, but the London Community Choir sounds just as lovely. Find the lyrics below.

"Love's Not Just For Christmas " lyrics:

I filled your stocking to the very top

Put your coffee in a Christmas cup

And the children sing

As the church bells ring everywhere

Everyone’s about the peace on earth

A little Christmassing for what it’s worth,

And the whole world smiles

There’s only love in the air

Snow fall faster

Go get Santa now


Wrap it and send it


However you spend it

Make December last forever 


Love one another


A spell that we’re under

Make December last forever 

‘Cause love’s not just for Christmas

I put a lot of tinsel on the tree

Bought a turkey and some brandy cream

And my mistletoe

Is hanging in the hope of a kiss

Snow fall faster

Go get Santa now


All that you wish for

Is right outside your door

Family, friends, everyone you depend on is here