"I have such an emotional connection to Christmas. And it wasn't about the gifts. It was just about the hopefulness of the holiday season …"
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” just returned to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for an unprecedented fourth year in a row. Carey reluctantly co-wrote this song in 1994 at the age of 22, as she thought it was too early in her career to create a holiday album. Carey recently released her new children’s book, The Christmas Princess. She said she wanted to write this book for “all the people who have ever felt othered.” The book begins with a note to her young self: “No matter what things look like now, you are worthy and deserving of all the attention, love, protection, care, conditioner and fancy dresses in the whole wide world.”
Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Returns to No. 1 (The New York Times)
Mariah Carey Takes The Colbert Questionert – Part 1 (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
by Jenna Lee,