Mariah Carey says this is the reason she loves Christmas so much

Daniella Scott
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Photo credit: James Devaney - Getty Images
Photo credit: James Devaney - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Mariah Carey has opened up about why she loves Christmas so much, saying it's because she was "a sad kid that wanted Christmas to be great."

Speaking to Naomi Campbell for her YouTube series No Filter with Naomi, Mariah said that she doesn't care if people mock her for how much she loves Christmas, and explained that the reason behind it is because as a child she never had the kind of family Christmas she wanted.

"I know it's like 'ha ha she loves Christmas,' no I literally do," she explained. "I know people are like 'you love Christmas!' and they make fun of me, but it's okay because I do. I actually do. It's what I love.

"I was a sad kid that wanted Christmas to be great. I wanted a real family that cared about me. I wanted them to care and I wanted them not to ruin it and they ruined it every year," she said.

Mariah opened up about her difficult childhood in an interview with Oprah back in September. She recalled a "family of chaos," which she described in detail in her 2020 memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey.

Elsewhere in the interview Mariah shared how she felt when her 1994 single All I Want For Christmas is You topped the Billboard 100 chart for the first time, saying she felt "at peace" when she learned the news.

"I was looking at the Christmas tree and I felt at peace… an incredible moment. In the midst of all the new young artists that were happening at that moment it broke through and that's the power of the song.

"Look it had been Number 1 on the Holiday Charts for years and years and I wasn't focused on it, but my lambs, my fans, the greatest people on earth, were so diligent about making it."

Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

We've had it on repeat for the last two weeks, tbh.

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