Now that Halloween is over, Mariah Carey is ready to get the masses into the Christmas spirit. In a video shared earlier today (Nov. 1), viewers can see her encased in a block of ice as costumed individuals work to unfreeze her. She eventually breaks out and thaws with help from her powerful voice, kicking off a huge celebration with her children, Monroe and Moroccan, and loved ones as “All I Want for Christmas Is You” plays in the background. “It’s time!” a message reads at the end of the colorful clip.
Released in 1994, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” helped to solidify Carey as the de facto queen of the holiday season. Every year, the uptempo classic, which the R&B legend produced alongside Walter Afanasieff, finds it way back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 during this time. Its most recent placement at No. 1 was in December 2022.
In an interview with REVOLT, Carey spoke on how it felt when “All I Want for Christmas Is You” crossed 1 billion streams and earned a diamond certification.
“It’s an amazing thing and I’m very thankful. I can’t believe this song I wrote so long ago when I first started… Christmas songs take a while to permeate the culture, you know what I mean?” she said. “It’s an honor and honestly, it’s all because of my fans. Even people who aren’t necessarily my fans, they’re just like, ‘Whatever, we like that song.’ It’s a huge honor and I’m thankful for all of it. The billion streams, the diamond award, all of it.”
In addition to the aforementioned cut, Carey liberated other holiday staples throughout her career, including the Kirk Franklin and Khalid-assisted “Fall in Love at Christmas” in 2021. Later this month, she’ll be hitting the road for her “Merry Christmas One And All! Tour.”