‘Tis the season for Mariah Carey. Every year since 1994, the soulful chanteuse’s song “All I Want For Christmas” makes its climb to the top of Billboard charts, making its mark on local radio stations, and proving its staying power as the most deserving modern performance of the classic holiday canon.
1. “All I Want For Christmas” was part of Carey’s first holiday album.
“Merry Christmas” was the fourth studio album. The agents and studio execs behind her albums had only seen famous singers with waning careers do albums as a last ditch effort to gain money and attention from fans. Initially, they had tried to dissuade the singer from performing the song, but Carey and her then-husband Tommy Mottola decided to do otherwise. went full Christmas.