Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Mariah Carey’s most famous song is being turned into a film


Hear the words “Mariah Carey” and “film” in a sentence together, and your mind might go straight to Glitter, the jaw-droppingly terrible 2001 rom-com in which our beloved Mimi plays a nightclub dancer trying to make it as a singer. (Spoiler: the music business is hard, you guys.)

But all of that is about to change – because a new Mariah-based movie is on its way, and it looks set to knock Glitter out of the park.

A CGI animated picture based on Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is in the works at Universal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Read more: 16 songs to guide you through every important moment in life

Production has already begun on the new film, which is inspired by Carey’s ultimate festive anthem and features narration by the 46/47-year-old singer (no one’s entirely sure exactly how old Carey is, which is just so Mariah).

The voice cast also includes Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls’ Gretchen Wieners!) and Henry Winkler (best known as The Fonz in Happy Days).

Australian child actress Breanna Yde will play a young Mariah in the movie, which sounds like it will rival Inception in terms of plot complexity. In a nutshell, Child Mariah sees a puppy named Princess at a pet shop (again, so Mariah), and proclaims that all she wants for Christmas is… that puppy.

Before they’ll buy her the dog of her dreams, however, Mariah’s parents make her pet-sit a “scraggly rascal of a dog” named Jack, who promptly sends the family’s Christmas preparations into chaos.

The film is based on Carey’s 2015 children’s book, also called All I Want for Christmas is You, which has sold over 750,000 copies.

Read more: There will be no songs and no Li Shang in the live-action Mulan remake

“I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families,” said Carey in a statement.

She also posted a video on Twitter, which manages to give away very little about the actual movie while capturing the song’s general sparkliness:

The film is slated for release this Christmas.

Main image: Rex Features


studio ghibli films disney swaps totoro.jpg

Love Disney? Try these glorious Japanese animations

mariah carey.jpg

Mariah Carey on finding courage to leave emotionally abusive husband

natalie portman my willing heart music video.png

Watch Natalie Portman’s unborn baby dance in stunning music video



The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Gal Gadot's daughter to David Beckham's sweet tribute

by Nicola Colyer
27 Jun 2017

Amy Poehler is here to fight for your right to be an idiot

Because why should women always have to be the sensible ones?

by Moya Crockett
27 Jun 2017

OITNB’s Julie Lake on how she transforms into the delightful Angie

This is what the cast go through to inhabit their characters

by Amy Swales
27 Jun 2017

Serena Williams hits back at claim she couldn’t beat top male players

John McEnroe said Williams would be “like 700” in the men’s rankings.

by Moya Crockett
27 Jun 2017

Juror in Bill Cosby case blames victim Andrea Constand's outfit

It's 2017 and we're still blaming sexual violence on how women dress

by Elle Griffiths
27 Jun 2017

Britney Spears on how ‘overwhelming’ anxiety caused 2007 breakdown

“There are moments where I look back and think: ‘What the hell was I thinking?’”

by Kayleigh Dray
27 Jun 2017

Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis gets honest about losing her hair

The actor began losing her hair after she finished filming SATC

by Kayleigh Dray
27 Jun 2017

“Why I won’t stop campaigning against the DUP”

As the DUP and the Conservatives reach a deal, one woman explains why we can't afford to get complacent

by Moya Crockett
26 Jun 2017

Jo Cox memorial plaque unveiled by her children in Parliament

“More in common”

by Amy Swales
26 Jun 2017

Chrissy Teigen isn’t about to let anyone shame her for using IVF

She knows exactly how to deal with bullying Twitter trolls

by Kayleigh Dray
26 Jun 2017