Wednesday 13 November 2019

Mariah Carey ‘freaked out’ over song turning 25

The singer said ‘if you don’t acknowledge time, you don’t have to deal with it’.

Mariah Carey onstage (Danny Lawson/PA)
Mariah Carey onstage (Danny Lawson/PA)

By Julia Hunt, PA Entertainment Correspondent

Mariah Carey has said the thought of her hit song All I Want For Christmas Is You turning 25 makes her “freak out”.

The US songstress released the track in 1994.

She told Cosmopolitan magazine: “The more I hear (that it is turning 25), the more I freak out.

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Mariah Carey on Cosmopolitan (Cosmopolitan)

“I’d rather just say it feels like it’s going to be a great anniversary for the album.

“We’ll call it a birthday.

“It’s not that it scares me, it’s just if you don’t acknowledge time, you don’t have to deal with it.”

The singer, who is mother to eight-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, said Christmas is an important time for her and that her “childlike love” of the festive season that “saved” her.

“Growing up I had a very dysfunctional family,” she said.

You know, I think it’s this kind of childlike love of Christmas that saved me Mariah Carey

“I always wanted to have a really good time at Christmas and they would ruin it, so I vowed in my own life I would make sure every Christmas was great.

“I want to make it magical for my kids.

“You know, I think it’s this kind of childlike love of Christmas that saved me.

“I go through so much all year long just to have a great Christmas.”

The singer spends the festive season in Aspen, Colorado.

“When I get off the plane, our drivers have All I Want For Christmas playing, we have hot cocoa and some butterscotch schnapps,” she said.

“Then we’ll go through the woods on a two-horse open sleigh with blankets and real reindeer.

“It’s freezing cold but it’s beautiful and you’re looking at the stars.

“It’s an incredible moment I love every year.”

The full interview is in the December issue of Cosmopolitan, which is on sale now.

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