All I Want For Christmas Is You Lyrics by Mariah Carey


Mariah Carey Lyrics

All I Want For Christmas Is You Lyrics
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas
Is you

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
And I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
You baby

Oh I won't ask for much this Christmas
I won't even wish for snow
And I'm just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe

I won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click

'Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do?
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
You, baby

Oh all the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's
Laughter fills the air

And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me the one I really need?
Won't you please bring my baby to me?

Oh I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door

Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is
You baby

All I want for Christmas is you baby
All I want for Christmas is you baby
All I want for Christmas is you baby
Writer: CAREY, MARIAH / AFANASIEFF, WALTER N.
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

All I Want For Christmas Is You Info:

All I Want for Christmas Is You was released by Columbia Records as the lead single from Mariah Carey's fourth studio album, Merry Christmas. Mariah co-wrote and co-produced the song with Walter Afanasieff. Rolling Stone ranked it fourth on its Greatest Rock and Roll Christmas Songs list, calling it a "holiday standard." With global sales of over 12 million copies, the song remains Carey's biggest international hit and one of the best-selling singles of all time.

The Lyrics declare that the singer does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to spend time with her lover. The song was inspired by Carey's romantic sentiments toward her then-husband Tommy Mottola.

Mariah explained the inspiration behind the song: "I'm a very festive person and I love the holidays. I've sung Christmas songs since I was a little girl. I used to go Christmas caroling. When it came to the album, we had to have a nice balance between standard Christian hymns and fun songs. It was definitely a priority for me to write at least a few new songs, but for the most part people really want to hear the standards at Christmas time, no matter how good a new song is."

From the Album:
Merry Christmas (1994)

B-side:
"Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)"
"Joy to the World"

Released:
1994

Format:
CD single

Recorded:
1994

Genre:
Christmas, pop, R&B, dance-pop

Length:
4:01

Label:
Columbia

Writers:
Mariah Carey
Walter Afanasieff

Producer:
Mariah Carey
Walter Afanasieff

All I Want For Christmas Trivia:
• In December 2006 this became the first ringtone to achieve an RIAA gold certification for sales of over 500,000.

• A cover by child star Olivia Olsen was used at the climax of the 2003 holiday film Love Actually

• In Japan, this became Carey's first Japanese chart-topper, selling over a million units.

• English farmer Angus Wielkopolski discovered that goats produce more milk listening to this tune than any other song. They found that the goats produced up to half a pint more when the song was played.

Music video:
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" on YouTube

The primary video was shot in the style of a home video; it was directed and filmed by Carey during the Christmas season of 1993.

"I wanted to do something really special and traditional for the video. I already had the concept and idea, all I needed was a good director's lead. We kinda did this thing with Tommy as Santa Claus, and he spends pretty much the entire video with me in the snow. I really liked the way the video turned out. It was very cute and smooth, and I feel like it easily captured the song's soft and yearning message."
-Mariah Carey

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