Here at EW, we love a good Christmas lip dub. And this heartwarming frolic on the high seas is no exception.
According to the video description, the crew of the HMS Ocean found out they would all get to be going home for the holidays after 214 days at sea, and they just had to celebrate–sometimes shirtless.
It turns out that Christmas joy means the same thing on a boat as it does everywhere else: Breaking out Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and dancing your Santa-loving heart out.
Watch the crew’s explosion of Christmas cheer, including elaborate impromptu costumes (made only with things they had aboard — crafty!), high kicks and more below:
Mariah Carey herself was touched by the story, tweeting, “This is the best thing I’ve ever seen, you guys just made my day! Happy Happy Christmas!!! x0x0 to the troops.”
Public service announcement: It seems the video reminded Carey how much people are still obsessed with that catchy tune. Carey then tweeted, “Send your holiday greetings with MC’s festive Christmas music!http://www.mariahcareyecard.com
You can now send an e-card with a picture of Carey along with the tune to any inbox that hasn’t already blocked you after your last bout of holiday cheer. Merry Christmas, everyone.
Readers: Are you Aww-inspired? What are you favorite holiday lip syncs?