Mariah Carey On Her ‘Critical’ Relationship With Hit Christmas Song


Mariah Carey recently opened up about her relationship with her hit Christmas song “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The song has become a Christmas staple, often being played on the radio multiple times a day, sometimes on the same station alone. Some hate it, some can’t get enough of it for its place in Christmas tradition history.

Carey admits she’s been very critical of that song in the past, but it’s grown. “Because when I first wrote it, all I did was critique myself. Like, ‘why did I do that? Why is that like that? I wish I had fixed that.’”


Mariah Carey on her relationship with her hit Christmas song today

Despite Carey’s initial relationship with the song, it has still gone on to become a Christmas classic. And her relationship has proven to grow so much that she’s re-recorded several renditions of the song. On her 2010 Merry Christmas II You album, she re-recorded the holiday hit as the “extra festive version.” Then in 2011, she re-recorded a version of the song for pop star Justin Bieber’s Christmas album Under the Mistletoe.


RELATED: Mariah Carey Releasing New Music Video For “All I Want For Christmas Is You”


Now, the pop singer is able to embrace her hit song a lot more these days. “And now there have been so many different versions of the song that I’ve done and that other people have done that I’m like, ‘You know what, I can live with this and love it and accept it and embrace it as part of my Christmas tradition every year. And my kids do too.”

She’s incredibly thankful and grateful to see what the song has become.

Photo by: Raoul Gatchalian/
Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196
Mariah Carey at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

RELATED: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Has Been Voted The Most Annoying Christmas Song

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Ann-Margret Calls Her Love With Elvis ‘Electrifying’—”He Wanted To Marry Me”

Ann-Margret once said that Elvis Presley wanted to marry her as a result of their…

1 day ago

Scott Lawrence From ‘JAG’ Is 58 And Channels The Force In Voice Acting Jobs

In the sweeping resume of television producer and screenwriter Donald Bellisario, JAG manages to stand…

2 days ago

65-Year-Old Saundra Santiago From ‘Miami Vice’ Is Still Going Strong In Hollywood

Saundra Santiago is best known as Det. Gina Calabrese in the '80s series Miami Vice.…

2 days ago

Joel Higgins From ‘Silver Spoons’ Is 78 And Conducted A Wildly Successful Musical Career

Everyone wanted to hop aboard the Silver Spoons train, especially the man who wanted for…

2 days ago

Whatever Happened To John Ritter, Jack Tripper From ‘Three’s Company’? 2022

1/14/2022 Come and knock on our door, another visitor's always welcome! After all, three is…

2 days ago

Roseanne Barr’s Daughter Jenny Opens Up About PTSD From Being ‘Locked Up’ As A Teen

Roseanne Barr's daughter Jenny Pentland is opening up about trauma from her teenage years. She…

2 days ago