Christmas is right around the corner, but an even more important day is coming less than a week before that. December 19 is the day the Electoral College convenes and votes for the next president of the United States. And in the spirit of that important holiday, political comedian Joanna Castle Miller has rewritten the lyrics to Mariah Carey’s seasonal classic, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” The new version is directed toward faithless electors, meaning those who choose to ignore how their states voted and choose whom they think is best.
In the video, Castle Miller can be seen sending a Christmas card to the electors while she sings “I just want a leader who / We know Russia didn’t choose / Electors who aren’t true / All I want for Christmas is you.”
She also points out that an event like this is the reason we even have an electoral college in the first place. “I don’t want a lot for Christmas / I won’t ask for any more / I just want you all to do the thing you were created for.”
“The idea came to me really late over the weekend.” Castle Miller said in an interview with The Advocate. “I'd been wringing my hands about how to approach everything happening in the news. I felt incredibly powerless, and as a political comedian it was a bit of an existential crisis. I didn't want to produce anything more polarizing than was already out there.”
“It's a long shot to say the least, she said, when asked if she believed there was a chance the Electoral College might actually change the outcome of Election Day. “But 2016 does seem set on surprising us. I do think it's possible we'll see a few votes for Romney and/or Kasich, which is why I include them… but based on predictions about this year so far, at the end of this we'll probably end up with a Cruz/Fiorina ticket and find out this was the longest Republican con of all time.”
Castle Miller’s other projects include a YouTube channel chronicling her adventures as the liberal daughter of a conservative presidential candidate (her father, Darrell Castle, was the Constitution Party nominee this year), and Fox News the Musical, which recently ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that will pay for a run in Los Angeles.
Maybe if we’re all really good this year, the electors will watch this video and grant Castle Miller’s wish. Check out the hilarious video below.