Mariah Carey writes kids' book 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

Published Wednesday, Aug 26 2015, 15:05 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Mariah Carey is releasing a children's book inspired by her classic song 'All I Want For Christmas is You'.

Yes, really!

Singer Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on December 3, 2014 in New York City.

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The superstar songstress wrote the picture book herself, which contains the lyrics of her smash hit track. It tells the story of a young girl who just wants a puppy for Christmas.


Mariah told "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."

Her classic Christmas track was released in 1994 and has remained one of the most-played festive songs around. It's also one of the most covered, with artists from Shania Twain to Alexandra Burke, Ariana Grande and John Mayer trying to give it their own spin.

The song is said to have been inspired by Mariah's love for then-husband Tommy Mottola. It hit number five in the UK charts on its first week of release, then jumped up to number two. It is still Mariah's biggest selling single in the UK.