Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”: Holiday Legend

23 years ago, Mariah Carey would have never guessed that her Christmas single, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” would still be climbing the charts.


When Mariah Carey’s producers proposed the idea of a Christmas album, the superstar was less than thrilled. Little would she know she would become a Holiday icon…

With 3.2 million hits on just her music video, it is the most downloaded holiday song.

Carey initially stated, “I felt like it was a little bit too early in my career to be doing a Christmas album. And then — I decided to do it.” She even admitted that she felt that she was too inexperienced in her career to record a Christmas album.

When asked about its projected success, Carey responded with, “Oh my gosh, no no, never, no. I feel like this is something small compared to the rest of my catalog. This song just continues to surprise me.”

She is now commonly referred to as “The Queen of Christmas.”

In addition to her annual Christmas concerts, Carey has several self-branded

Christmas products, including holiday cookies and treats. She is also starring in Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You holiday movie. This hour and a half film debuted November 14 of this year and features her as an animated girl who dreams of getting a puppy for Christmas.

All I want for Christmas is you

Carey’s latest music release is a Christmas single, “The Star.” It is the title track to an animated children’s film that opens this Friday. Watch the trailer here.