Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ is now a movie –​ and here’s your first look

We don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing we need… and Mariah Carey is finally giving it to us.

Twenty-three years after her festive classic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ burrowed its way into our brains and hearts with its infectious glee, the all-time classic song is becoming a movie.

And now Mariah has given fans a sneak peek of the film’s lead character, who’s called – unsurprisingly – Mariah.

“Meet Little Mariah! It was a dream come true helping to create this character in my upcoming animated movie,” she told followers, adding: “Stay tuned… I’ve got a surprise coming your way soon!”

The animated movie – titled Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, of course – will be arriving on DVD just in time to fill your holiday season with the joy only the Elusive Chanteuse can muster.

The singer has produced and narrates the adorable cartoon story about a young Mariah’s dream to find a puppy under her Christmas tree.

She previously released a trailer positively packed to the gills with holiday glee. Don’t take our word for it – click play below to experience a little Christmas in September.

Here’s how Universal Pictures describes the movie: “When young Mariah (Santa Hunters‘ Breanna Yde) sees a darling little puppy named Princess at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. But before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can pet-sit Jack, a scraggly rascal of a dog; in fact, the worst dog in the county!

“Naughty Jack turns Mariah and her family’s Christmas preparations upside down in hilarious ways. Will Jack dash Mariah’s hopes for her dream puppy? Or will Christmas reveal how love works in surprising and mysterious ways?”

Mariah has been working on a Christmas movie for ages, and she sounds excited to be bringing ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ back to life in this cute animated format.

“I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families,” she beamed.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You will feature some very familiar voices besides the singer herself – including Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls).

If this Christmas movie’s successful, maybe Mariah can follow it up with a New Year’s Eve-themed musical? Err, probably not…

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