Mariah Carey and Amazon Music team up for Christmas documentary

Mariah Carey is releasing a mini-documentary on the making of All I Want For Christmas Is You.

The pop superstar released her iconic and timeless festive hit 25 years ago, and in an upcoming film from Amazon Music – which will premiere later this month – she admitted she was determined to write an absolute “classic”.

“I just remember where I was coming from, wanting it to be a classic.”

— Mariah Carey

In a trailer for Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of All I Want for Christmas Is You, she said: “I just remember where I was coming from, wanting it to be a classic.

“It was an accomplishment for me that I was really proud of.”

The documentary celebrates the 25th anniversary of Mariah’s album Merry Christmas, and looks at how the track – which has spent 36 cumulative weeks at the top of the Billboard’s Christmas chart since 2011 – has become a modern classic.

Alongside the singer herself, the mini-film also features additional comments from backup singer and close friend Trey Lorenz, and longtime collaborator Randy Jackson.

In the teaser video, Randy added: “To come up with an original holiday song that becomes a hit… next to impossible.”