Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" will outlast us all

Billboard reports that Mariah Carey’s inescapable holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has reached another milestone on its slow rise to total Yuletide domination, cracking the Top 10 of the publication’s Hot 100 chart for the first time in its 20-plus-year history. The song—so ubiquitous that people…

Mariah Carey is still making a shit-ton of money off “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

There’s one of them at every winter holiday gathering. “Happy capitalist exploitation day!” they’ll sarcastically intone, or maybe just cheerfully snark, “Happy buy people stuff month.” Yes, there is always someone ready to ruin your holiday cheer with their bold, no-holds-barred ability to point out that these yearly…

Mariah Carey was her diva self on the set of The House, Rob Huebel says

The inspired lunacy of Mariah Carey’s diva behavior is nothing new, so color us tickled yet unsurprised by Rob Huebel’s account of what went down when she filmed a cameo during reshoots for the upcoming comedy The House, starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Huebel, speaking on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio,…

Mariah Carey is turning her biggest holiday hit into an animated film

Its 20-year run of making precious, stressful memories as the most popular holiday song to play at the mall may have ended last year, but Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is still a contemporary classic. And because it’s never the wrong time of year to put a little residual Christmas cheer into Carey’s…

From Justin to terrible: 21 unfortunate cinematic pop-star vehicles

If you are a successful pop star, conquering the movies appears to be the next logical step. After all, it worked (kind of) for Elvis. And Justin Timberlake! But it turns out that Elvis and JT are the rare exceptions. Most times, when movies are crafted around a particular pop star who’s new to film, the results are…

Dick Clark Productions denies sabotaging Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance

While ringing in 2017, Mariah Carey claimed the dubious honor of spawning the first viral post of the year. The multiplatinum artist was set to close out Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (now with more Ryan Seacrest!) with what should have been a three-track prerecorded medley, but quickly devolved into a…

All James Corden wants for Christmas is this Mariah Carey sing-along

It doesn’t matter that The Shins have replaced Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” in the favor of mall proprietors with their cover of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime.” Carey’s 1994 track is still the gold standard for “new“ Christmas music, whose enduring appeal has been attested to here at …

Like its subject, Mariah’s World is a glorious, entertaining mess

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Ahead of all the thematically appropriate programming this holiday season, Mariah’s World arrives this weekend as an early gift to viewers looking for a bit of escapist fluff. The docu-series follows the world-class singer as she balances motherhood, her now-broken engagement to a billionaire, and an entire troupe of…

It’s Mariah’s World, we’re just watching the trailer for it

The video above is not a trailer for Mariah Carey’s new reality series—the Grammy-winning diva would never deign to film such a thing. Rather, it’s a teaser for her upcoming docu-series, Mariah’s World. See the difference? Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s all bask in the Glitter and glow that make up Mariah’s…

Read This: How Whitney Houston made “The Star-Spangled Banner” her own

In 1991, when Whitney Houston agreed to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, America had just gone to war in the Persian Gulf and was looking for signs of hope and encouragement. What Houston delivered was a performance that forever altered the way America’s national anthem is performed in…

Mariah Carey suffers the indignities of a terrible MP3-to-MIDI conversion

Mariah Carey’s now-21-year-old holiday anthem, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” recently received a most appreciative write-up here at The A.V. Club, with Annie Zaleski praising the Spector-style pop tune as an enduring and endearing Yuletide tradition with many good years ahead of it. But Formeldeharv’s…