Mariah Carey Turning Her Christmas Song into an Inspirational Book

Mariah Carey

Christmas 2015 is going to be super busy for pop diva Mariah Carey.  She is not only turning her 1994 Christmas hit "Al I Want for Christmas" into an inspirational holiday movie, but the song will also become the title and the basis for her new children's book. Carey recently told People she would release a children's book based on the song as well.

"When I wrote 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' it was my dream for it become a classic Christmas song." Carey said. "I am so proud of the song's impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year. I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with the picture book."

The book is supposed to be a warm, touching and insprational offering that brings out the message of Christmas.  The story about a little girl whose wish for Christmas is a new puppy, using the lyrics of Carey's popular 1994 Christmas song.

The song was released by Columbia Records on November 1, 1994 as the lead single from Carey's first holiday album and fourth studio album, Merry Christmas. "Christmas" is an uptempo love song that includes bell chimes and heavy back-up vocals, as well as use of synthesizers. The song's lyrics declare that the narrator does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to be with her lover.

Two music videos were commissioned for the song, which were both filmed in December 1993. The song's primary music video features grainy home-movie-style footage of Carey, her dogs and family during the holiday season, as well as Carey dressed in a Santa suit frolicking on a snowy mountainside. Carey's then-husband Tommy Mottola makes a cameo appearance as Santa Claus, bringing Carey a gift and leaving on a red sleigh.

The second video was filmed in black and white format, and features Carey dressed in 1960s style in homage to The Ronettes, alongside back up singers and female dancers. Carey has performed "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in a slew of live television appearances and tours throughout her career.

So So Def Recordings released a remix version in 2000, and a dance mix in 2009. In 2010, Carey re-recorded the song for her second holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, titled "All I Want for Christmas Is You (Extra Festive)". Carey also re-recorded the song as duet with Justin Bieber for his 2011 album Under the Mistletoe, titled "All I Want for Christmas for You (SuperFestive!)". The song has also been covered by many artists over the years, including Shania Twain, Ariana Grande, My Chemical Romance, Lady Antebellum, Michael Bublé, Miley Cyrus, Cee Lo Green, John Mayor, Idina Menzel, Atomic Tom, Miranda Cosgrove with Big Time Rush, Demi Lovato and Fifth Harmony. 



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