Mariah Carey isn’t the only one jumping headfirst into the holiday season! The singer recently posted an adorable video on social media showing herself in a Halloween costume and drifting off to sleep. Then, when the clock strikes midnight, November 1st, she wakes up to the tune of her own song “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The video shows “Santa” calling her phone to wake her up.
When she sits up, she’s no longer in her Halloween costume, but in Christmas pajamas. She answers the phone and says, “Santa?” The man on the other line replies, “Ho ho ho!” She then responds, “It’s time!” and cheers. Someone is excited for Christmas!
Mariah Carey is ready for the holidays!
Mariah’s 1994 album Merry Christmas was an instant hit. The music video for “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has garnered more than 553 million views. Not only that, but we bet you’ve heard the Christmas classic on the radio at least 50+ times already (yes, some radio stations are already playing Christmas music)!
In addition, to celebrate the release of Merry Christmas (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) recently, Mariah posted a special clip to her Instagram. The video features unreleased video footage for the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” music video.
Looking back on this song and what it means to her now
Mariah has recently opened up about how much it means to her that this 1994 tune is still such a classic today at Christmastime. “I wanted it to feel like a classic, but I didn’t know that it was going to actually become a classic,” she tells USA Today.
“I say that humbly because Christmas music is something that’s really special to me, so to see the song’s popularity grow over the years has been something that’s been kind of amazing. I couldn’t have expected it.”
Do you remember this iconic Christmas song? Of course you do, because everyone hears it every Christmas! Embrace the holiday season and listen to the iconic song below. You know you know every word.