Mariah Carey knew what we wanted for the holidays, and she’s giving it to us just in time. The singer put a spin on her classic, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ with a new music video, and we are living.
The 1994 original by Carey is known for being the most cherished, euphoric and vocally impressive Christmas song of all time, but Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ had never actually reached No.1 in the US, until now.
The new music video is complete with ice skating Santas and Carey in her own version of a Santa suit. Though it’s been 25 years since the song debuted, Carey is still riding its wave of unfaltering success.
The track marks Carey’s 19th US No. 1, as she inches closer to the Beatles’ record of 20. “We did it,” Carey tweeted.
While the original video features grainy home-shot-styled footage of the singer celebrating the festive season frolicking in the snow as well as enjoying cozy indoor moments by the tree, the new Joseph Kahn-directed clip captures the childhood wonder and magic surrounding the season. “We wanted to make a modern classic,” Carey said during an interview. “It’s kind of the opposite of the original video… This is more of a production.”
‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ has steadily turned into one of the most streamed Christmas songs during the month of December each year. The song even received its own Amazon mini-documentary earlier this month, featuring interviews with Carey herself as well as her collaborators.
You always get your due, even if it takes some time, it seems!