Mariah Carey’s hit holiday song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is being turned into a movie, the superstar announced on Tuesday. Watch below!
Along with a 35-second promo video, Carey tweeted, “My song is becoming a movie! You’re the first to hear about this exciting news! Follow @AllIWantMovie for more updates. #AllIWantMovie.” The new Twitter account indicates it was started last November, but as of now, no tweets have been posted on the feed. Still, the profile photo and header tease, “Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You: An All-New Movie!”
In the video, as Carey’s classic song plays, it’s said, “Every holiday season, there are traditions we can’t live without: The tree, the stockings, the presents, and Mariah Carey.” Then the singer herself says, “I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There’s just one thing I need.”
It’s then revealed the film will be “an all-new animated movie” based on the eternally popular track. With Universal Pictures backing the project, the flick is slated to be released during the 2017 holiday season. All that said, no plot details were revealed.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You,” the song, was originally released in 1994. It wasn’t until 2015 that the track hit number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. That same year, Carey published a children’s book inspired by the music. It stands to reason the book, which is pictured with Carey in the promo, will now influence the movie. Check out the video below!