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"I Don't Want To Be Alone for Christmas" is an unreleased cover by Ariana Grande that was intended for her debut EP, Christmas Kisses. (Unreleased Icon listen)

Background[]

On July 21, 2013, Diane Warren tweeted on Twitter, "Doing a SMASH on @Arianagrande! What a great way to spend sunday! #ilovegreatsingers!".[1]

Two months later on September 27, 2013, Diane posted a picture on her twitter tagging and captioning the post "Xmas in da studio".[2]

Grande recorded this song for her first Christmas EP Christmas Kisses, however, the song didn't make the cut. The song was supposed to be released on the re-release of the EP in 2014 alongside "Santa Tell Me", even though it wasn’t released alongside the re-release version due to some unknown reasons. It was later leaked online.

Trivia[]

  • The song was originally sung by James Ingram, and was released as a single in 1994.

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
I don't wanna be (Don't wanna be)
Be alone, baby (Be alone)
Unless I'm alone (unless I'm alone)
Unless I'm alone wit' ya
'Cause I won't be ('Cause I won't be)
'Cause I won't be (Won't be)
'Cause I won't be (Ooh), 'cause I won't (Babe)
I'll hold you close (Hold you close)
I'll hold you close, darlin' (Hold you close, baby)
Whether I used to (Whether I used to)
Whether I used to (Whether I used to)
'Cause I won't be ('Cause I won't be)
'Cause I won't be ('Cause I won't be)
'Cause I won't be (Oh, yeah), 'cause I won't

[Verse 1]
There's people on the sidewalk, there's music in the air
Everyone is smiling, I'm wishing you were here
To put this smile on my face, the way that you used to do
'Cause all I want for Christmas, is Christmas time with you

[Pre-Chorus]
I don't wanna spend this time without you
I just wanna hold you close to me
Kiss beside the Christmas tree
Baby, say you do be coming home

[Chorus]
I don't want to be alone for Christmas (Be alone for Christmas)
Unless I'm alone with you (Unless I'm alone with you)
'Cause it won't be Christmas (It won't be Christmas)
It won't be Christmas (Oh, yeah)
I just want to hold you close for Christmas (Hold you close for Christmas)
The way that I used to do (The way that I used to do)
'Cause it won't be Christmas (It won't be Christmas)
It won't be (It won't be)
Unless I'm alone with you

[Verse 2]
Sittin' by the fire, I'll hold you in my arms
Keep you from the cold now, you'll be safe and warm
We're ways to class together, the love that never dies
I'll be spending Christmas, looking in your eyes

[Pre-Chorus]
There's no better time to be together
There's no sadder time to be alone h
Hurry back and please come home
Stay with me and make my dreams come true

[Chorus]
I don't want to be alone for Christmas (Be alone for Christmas)
Unless I'm alone with you (Unless I'm alone with you)
'Cause it won't be Christmas (It won't be Christmas)
It won't be Christmas (Oh, yeah)
I just want to hold you close for Christmas (Hold you close for Christmas)
The way that I used to do (The way that I used to do)
'Cause it won't be Christmas (It won't be Christmas)
It won't be (It won't be)
Unless I'm alone with you

[Post-Chorus]
I don't wanna be, be alone
Unless I'm alone wit' ya
'Cause I won't be, 'cause I won't be, ah

[Bridge]
I don't wanna spend this time without you
I just want to hold you close to me
Kiss beside the Christmas tree
Baby, say you'll be coming home
Coming home

[Chorus]
I don't want to be alone for Christmas (Be alone for Christmas)
Unless I'm alone with you (Unless I'm alone with you)
(Unless I'm alone, baby, won't you, yeah baby)
'Cause it won't be Christmas (It won't be Christmas)
It won't be Christmas (Ooh, yeah, oh, why)
I just want to hold you close for Christmas (Hold you close for Christmas)
(I hold you close, babe, I hold you close)
The way that I used to do (The way that I used to do)
'Cause it won't be Christmas (It won't be Christmas)
It won't be, it won't be

[Outro]
I don't want to be alone for Christmas (Be alone for Christmas) (Be alone)
Unless I'm alone with you (Unless I'm alone with you, boy)
'Cause it won't be Christmas (It won't be Christmas)
(Boy, it won't be, boy, it won't be)
It won't be Christmas
I just want to hold you close for Christmas (Hold you close for Christmas)
The way that I used to do (The way that I used to do)

References[]

Christmas Kisses
December 17, 2013 • 13:15 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Last ChristmasLove Is EverythingSanta BabySanta Tell MeSnow In California
Unreleased I Don't Want To Be Alone for Christmas
Artists
Ariana GrandeElizabeth Gillies
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