The Iconic Icy History behind Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”
“All I Want For Christmas Is You” is truly a hoeliday classic and Mariah Carey has become the Queen of Christmas because of the hit.
She has taken every step to keep her hoeliday reign each year, so it’s no surprise that fans look to her for a sign to begin Christmas festivities.
This year the singer took to her Instagram to let fans know when it was time to begin playing Christmas music for the holiday season. She released a video on Instagram switching her Tina Turner costume from Halloween the night before, to her Christmas attire beginning promptly at midnight switching to 12:01 am on November 1st. That moment according to Mariah herself meant “It was time”.
"All I Want for Christmas is You" was originally released in 1994. The single was part of Mariah Carey’s first Christmas album "Merry Christmas". Although the album itself only debuted at number 30 on the Billboard charts at the time, within the first week 45,000 copies were sold.
Now 25 years later, the song is still an official hoeliday anthem topping the charts at #1 on the Billboard Top 100 December 17, 2019. This is Mariah Carey’s 19th song to top Billboard charts at the #1 spot. The news that the song reached the #1 spot for the first time ever called for a celebration with a new updated music video, titled “All I Want for Christmas Is You (Make My Wish Come True). With a new video, her loyal fans (also known as lambs) and an estimated $60 million in royalties from the single alone, this will keep the Christmas spirit high for Mimi another 25 years to come. Mariah Carey continues to be iconic throughout the year but around the hoeliday season, she is truly an icon.