Dear Santa: All we want for Christmas is Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" children's book. And our wish seems to have made it to the North Pole because Carey's ultimate modern Christmas carol will be made into a picture book featuring its complete lyrics. It just goes to show that the more than 20-year-old song, released in 1994, still brings out the Christmas spirit of generations of music lovers.
As Carey told People magazine:
When I wrote "All I Want For Christmas Is You" it was my dream for it to become a classic Christmas song. I am so proud of the song's impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year... I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with the picture book.
All I Want For Christmas Is You children's book leaves some of the song's romantic love story behind and instead tells the story of a young girl whose Christmas wish is to have a new puppy. (Isn't it all of ours?) You can complete your own holiday dream and pick up the book at your local bookstore come November 10. I recommend listening while the blaring the song in the background and singing along.
The little girl on the All I Want for Christmas Is You cover is clearly a Mariah fan, too. She's even rocking Carey's signature over-eye hair swoop that she rocked on so many of her classic album covers:
And of course:
There are no further details out about Carey's children's book yet, but who are we kidding? We absolutely need it this Christmas no matter what.