'Merry Christmas Exclamation Point' is the must-hear holiday song of 2013

Jay Hart

It's happened. For the first time since Mariah Carey released "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in 1994, we have a fresh new Christmas song that's, well, a classic.

From Jon Lajoie — you might know him better as Taco from FXX's "The League" — comes "Merry Christmas Exclamation Point," a carol that, in just over four minutes, captures the evolving spirit of Christmas, circa 2013.

You know Christmas is about spending time with friends and family
But just because you’re not in one of those two categories
Doesn’t mean that I won’t still do something special for you
'Cause Christmas is about giving so here’s what I’ll do

I’m gonna send you a Christmas text (Christmas text) (Christmas text)
I’m gonna type Merry Christmas Exclamation Point and then press send

Dressed in a Santa-red sweater while sitting at a piano topped with candles and a garland, Lajoie embodies the spirit of Jolly Ol' St. Nick when he sings:

Maybe I’ll just copy and paste it
Well it’s only two words I’d might as well just type it
If you’re thinking of calling me to thank me oh please don’t
Texting is as far as this relationship goes

"It will definitely not be the best Christmas song ever," Lajoie wrote on his website last month when he announced the release of the song, "but it'll be a close second, I promise."

Here, in all its glory, is "Merry Christmas Exclamation Point":