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When I wrote ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ it was my dream for it to become a classic Christmas song. I am so proud of the song’s impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year. I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with the picture book

Mariah Carey talking about the song in her All I Want for Christmas Is You book.

All I Want for Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Released November 1, 1994
Length 4:01
Writer(s) Mariah Carey
Walter Afanasieff
Producer(s) Mariah Carey
Walter Afanasieff

All I Want For Christmas is You is a 1994 song from Mariah's Christmas album Merry Christmas. The song was released on November 1, 1994, and it was written and produced by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff. The track is an uptempo love song that includes bell chimes, heavy backup vocals, and synthesizers. It is also considered the best-selling modern-day Christmas song of all time. The song has been listed as being the 11th best selling single of all time with the song topping charts in countries such as Japan, Spain & Portugal. The song has also been credited as being the most downloaded holiday song of all time with 3.2 million digital downloads. Last year the song peaked No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over time, countless artists have covered the song, including Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Shania Twain, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato, Cee Lo Green, Lady Antebellum and Mumford & Sons. In 2011, Mariah did a remake with Justin Bieber

Christmas Book Edit

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In 2015, Mariah released a book based on the song. The book features the complete lyrics of the song alongside yuletide illustrations.

Buzzfeed commented on the book saying:

[A] beautifully illustrated new picture book which brings Mariah’s holiday classic to life.

– Buzzfeed

The book was written by Mariah and illustrated by Colleen Madden

Charts Edit

All I Want For Christmas Is You charts every holiday season since its original release, reaching its peak of #9 in 2017.

Lyrics Edit

[Intro]
I-I-I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you, yeah

[Verse 1]
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need (and I)
Don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day

[Chorus]
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
You, baby

[Verse 2]
Oh, I won't ask for much this Christmas
I won't even wish for snow (and I)
I'm just going to keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click


[Chorus]
'Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do?
Baby, all I want for Christmas is you
You, baby

[Bridge]
Oh, all the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa, won't you bring me the one I really need?
Won't you please bring my baby to me?

[Verse 3]
Oh, I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door

[Chorus]
Oh, I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby, all I want for Christmas is...

[Outro]
Youuuu
You, baby
Youuuu
All, all, all, all
Youuuu

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