All You Ever Wanted to Know About “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Did Mariah Carey invent holiday cheer?

So how did Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” become the gift that will never stop giving?

Pour yourself some hot cocoa and cozy up to Amazon Music’s new mini-documentary, Mariah Carey Is Christmas: The Story of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which focuses on the making of her beloved holiday anthem.

The 11-minute doc, unwrapping the festive tale of how Carey’s 1994 tune turned into a seasonal staple, includes new commentary from producer Randy Jackson, backup singer Trey Lorenz, top music journalists, and the pop diva herself.

“I just remember where I was coming from, as a writer and a producer, creating the song and wanting it to feel like a classic and a modern classic,” the five-time Grammy winner explains. “It was an accomplishment for me that I was really proud of.”

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first time; its previous peak was No. 3 during the 2018 holiday season. It’s only the second holiday song to reach No. 1 after The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song.” This gives Carey her 19th No. 1, extending her record for the most top spots for a solo act; only The Beatles have more No. 1s with 20.

Carey celebrated the 25th anniversary of her iconic holiday album, Merry Christmas, with a special deluxe edition release.

She also gifted fans with an updated “All I Want for Christmas Is You” video featuring unreleased footage from the original.

The elusive chanteuse wraps up her 2019 holiday tour tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Watch Mariah Carey Is Christmas below.
 

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