You’re the first to hear about this exciting news!”
This “exciting news” left us with a few questions:
1. Oh, 1994 Mariah, take us back to a simpler time. Oh no. We know this isn’t really a question, but we can’t help it; it was our first reaction. Is this going to ruin the song for us? “Every holiday season, there are traditions we can’t live without,” a narrator intones as the trailer opens, and a series of words flash in gold-lettered succession: The tree. It has made Carey a lot of money. Is this supposed to heighten demand for a new season of the singer’s glorious trainwreck of a reality show, “Mariah’s World?” Is it meant to make us forget about the unbearably awkward debacle that was Carey’s performance in Times Square on New Year’s Eve? Why? We turned to the video teaser for clues. 2. Singer/songwriter Mariah Carey performs during the launch of her residency “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on May 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Is it intended to remind us that, once, a long, long time ago, she made this incredibly great song, and she will never, ever, ever let us forget it? Must our cherished nostalgia be transformed into a multi-media empire? And Mariah Carey. The Christmas-dominating pop diva took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that her chart-topping hit is becoming an animated movie, landing in theaters this coming holiday season:
“My song is becoming a movie! The truth is, we love this song. Then the holiday pop goddess herself appears, reclining on a couch in a pearl necklace and plaid flannel pajamas, with a roaring fireplace and a glittering Christmas tree behind her. It played a starring role in the inescapable holiday classic film “Love Actually.” The song has already inspired a book; does it really need to become a cinema spectacle? “There’s just one thing I need.” (To escape, the dog’s eyes scream silently.)
Propped beside them on the couch is a copy of Carey’s children’s book based on the song, which tells the story of a girl who really wants a puppy for Christmas. After all, the song’s lyrics don’t tell much of a story —  they’re a charming mélange of seasonal imagery and romantic yearning. 4. What is the plot, exactly? “I don’t want a lot for Christmas,” she says, clutching a panting terrier who appears to be straining against her grasp. 3. The stockings. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this isn’t a coincidence —  the CGI film will tell the story of a young Mariah who desperately wants a puppy, including some new twists to the book’s simple storyline. It is a tradition we can’t live without, ever since 1994, when a flawless, 20-something Mariah donned a red-and-white knit hat and a puffy snowsuit and pranced around in absurdly fake-looking snow with Santa Claus, and an entire generation of adolescent MTV addicts decided that we wanted to be just like her when we grew up. By Caitlin Gibson, The Washington Post
If you thought you could escape Mariah Carey’s infectious holiday standard “All I Want for Christmas Is You” just because it happens to be March, you’re wrong. (Also, even at the tender age of 12, we knew that song was not about wanting a puppy.)
“All I Want for Christmas” is a relentless hit. The presents. The puppy on the book’s cover strongly resembles the real-life dog on Carey’s couch.