Christmas came two days early when Mariah Carey gave us all something we never knew we needed – a star-studded music video for “All I Want For Christmas is You.”
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Carey’s Christmas tune, the artist released a video of celebrities lip-syncing the song.
Tyler Perry kicks off the video, sitting at a piano and jokingly butchering Carey’s name before the video shows clips of Ryan Reynolds, James Corden and many other A-listers singing along.
The video includes home videos from the Kardashians, Laverne Cox and Tracee Ellis Ross and others singing along to “All I Want For Christmas is You.” The music video ends with Carey’s 8-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, dancing.
Carey shared the video in a tweet thanking her celebrity friends for participating.
“WOW! This is one of the best Christmas gifts I could ever have gotten. I am so thankful to all of my friends and favorite artists who participated in this video,” the Grammy-award winning artist wrote. “You brought a huge smile to my face. THANK YOU!”
Last week, Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first time.
It’s only the second Christmas song to reach the top spot, joining The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song” (with David Seville), which ruled for four weeks in 1958-59, according to Billboard.
Carey’s holiday song has been a cultural favorite for years but achieved chart success only in recent years. It first entered the Top 10 songs in 2017 and reached its previous high of No. 3 last year.
This is Carey’s 19th No. 1 song on the Hot 100, extending her record for the most among soloists, according to Billboard.
Speaking with USA TODAY last month, Carey reflected on her song reaching 25 years of air time.
“It’s so funny, somebody was just asking me, ‘What were you doing 25 Christmases ago?’ ” Carey, 49, said. “I would probably say somebody was giving me a bottle and they were singing me a sweet lullaby Christmas tune. Because I was just 1 year old, so I don’t know!
“It’s very much like I live in the land of the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus,” she said wryly. “I don’t acknowledge time, I don’t know what it is. I rebuke it!”
Contributing: Jennifer McClellan and Patrick Ryan
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