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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ to Become Animated Film

Singer lounges by fireplace next to song’s book adaptation in announcement video

Mariah Carey‘s classic Christmas song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” will be adapted into an animated film, out during this year’s holiday season. Carey announced the Universal Studios picture through a video teaser on Twitter.

“Every holiday season, there are traditions we can’t live without,” the teaser’s voiceover declares. After the hit song plays for a few seconds, Carey is shown lounging in front of a fireplace in a red flannel onesie while holding a puppy. Next to Carey is the 2015 book adaptation of the song, which told the story of a young girl whose Christmas wish is to get a new puppy. 

While the film’s plot details remain unknown, the book’s prominence in the clip as well as the use of a dog similar to the cover art indicates that it will serve as the basis for the upcoming feature.

Carey co-wrote the song with Walter Afanasieff and released the single in 1994. For an artist with as many Number One hits as Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” remains one of her best-selling tracks and has re-entered the charts numerous times since its release over two decades ago.

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