The world was underwhelmed with Mariah Carey’s breathless announcement this week that she is turning her 1994 Christmas tune – All I Want for Christmas Is You – into the next animated Christmas movie. This clearly isn’t the Christmas movie we are waiting for. What we’re waiting for is the Christmas movie they will never make. The reason the world is underwhelmed is because we’ve seen this before. White Christmas the movie wouldn’t be anything without White Christmas the song. Grinch the movie is not the classic that Grinch the TV show proved itself to be. (Oh, and they’re making it again as an animated feature with the deep-throated Benedict Cumberbatch as you-know-who but they pushed the project back aRead more
Nobody was much surprised when Mariah Carey announced she was resurrecting her Christmas hit from 1994, All I Want for Christmas is You, for this holiday season. And nobody was much surprised to hear she wanted to star and direct in a television movie based on the song either. But everyone is a bit surprised she wants to add “author” to her resume based on the song. Carey recently told People she would release a children’s book based on the song as well. “When I wrote ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ it was my dream for it become a classic Christmas song.” Carey said. “I am so proud of the song’s impact as it continues to create memoriesRead more
Mariah Carey was denied a 2nd smash hit of Christmas back in 2000 all because of her marital woes. Today is August 14th, 2015 and there remains just 133 days in our Countdown to Christmas and today we mark it by declaring it Where Are You Christmas Day in honor of song writer and composer James Horner, who originally penned the song as “Christmas, Why Can’t I Find You“. Co-written with Will Jennings the song was given a longer version and made into its most widely known arrangement with Mariah Carey, who was originally supposed to sing the tune for the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. But the diva of Christmas fame who less than a decade before broughtRead more
As we reported earlier this year Mariah Carey is hoping to revitalize her career with another shot at Christmas. Hallmark confirms today that she will do it with song both in front and behind the camera. Carey will direct Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project, a scripted movie that will debut this Christmas during Hallmark’s famous Countdown to Christmas. The announcement comes at a busy time for the singer. Next week, she’ll receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She recently launched a residency in Las Vegas where she performs her No. 1 hits, including “Vision of Love,” ”Hero” and “We Belong Together.” She’ll also co-star in the film, her first acting gig since 2013’s The Butler.
Jimmy Fallon grabbed some classroom musical instruments, gathered the kids, the group Roots, and Mariah Carey to give new life to Carey’s hit, All I Want for Christmas is You. Is it as good as the original? Maybe better:
Mariah Carey wants to be back on top — and she is looking to Christmas to get her there. The now unmarried mother of two is in the middle of a revitalization phase of her career and recently started a run in Las Vegas that has already run into snags with reported many diva-like show cancellations. But Vegas was never the smart bet for Mariah Carey’s career reboot — looking long term Carey is thinking Christmas. In 1994 Carey famously launched what is likely the most popular modern Christmas tune, All I Want for Christmas is You, which has gone on to sell more than 14 million copies in the past 20 years. For all intents and purposes, it wasRead more