Amazon Music today a brand-new mini-documentary, titled Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of "All I Want for Christmas Is You," on December 11, 2009 diving deep into the origin of the groundbreaking holiday song from the multi-GRAMMY-award-winning artist. The mini-documentary, created in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her album, "Merry Christmas," features interviews with Mariah, producer Randy Jackson, and additional insiders sharing their take on the global, cultural phenomenon that continues to climb higher on the charts each year.
Mariah Carey says, "As we continue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of All I Want for Christmas Is You, it was important for me to share part of the story behind this song that still brings me joy every year. I hope you enjoy Amazon Music's special glimpse into the magic of this song. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!"
"The success of 'All I Want for Christmas is You' is unlike anything we've ever seen from a holiday hit on Amazon Music it's consistently the most popular song on our service globally during the holidays," says Ryan Redington, Director of Amazon Music. "We were thrilled to be able to work with Mariah and those closest to her to document the making of this enduring hit, and share their stories with our customers."
Throughout the film, fans will see rare footage from Mariah's days of making the album, and learn even more about the seminal hit through additional commentary from Jackson, Mariah's longtime supporter and former manager; journalist Shirley Halperin, Executive Editor for Music at Variety; Gary Trust, Billboard's Senior Director of Charts; and Mariah's longtime backup singer and friend of over 25 years, Trey Lorenz. The mini-documentary follows the song from its early days, initially charting at #12 on the overall radio chart, to its dominance of the charts over the years. The song has spent 36 cumulative weeks at #1 on Billboard's holiday chart since 2011 - the highest any holiday song in history has charted. This year Mariah was also presented with a Guinness World Record for the highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Billboard Hot 100 by a solo artist.