“All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a song performed by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey.
She wrote and produced the song with Walter Afanasieff. Columbia Records released it on November 1, 1994, as the lead single from her first holiday album and fourth studio album, Merry Christmas. “Christmas” is an uptempo love song that includes bell chimes and heavy back-up vocals, as well as use of synthesizers.
The song’s lyrics declare that the narrator does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to be with her lover.
Jimmy Fallon and the band were joined by Mariah Carey on what was then Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and they cranked out a rousing rendition of her holiday pop classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Though Carey’s recorded version will indubitably be played millions of times in the coming weeks, you probably won’t hear anything like this.
Fallon and company are playing their toy instruments and a small chorus of kids are on backup, while everyone is dressed in their holiday finest.
It’s totally irresistible, even for the most Grinch-like viewer.
Backstage before the show, Jimmy, Mariah Carey, and The Roots grabbed some instruments you’d find in an elementary school classroom and stopped by the Late Night “Music Room” to sing Mariah’s holiday classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Mariah Carey, Adele and Gaga Join James Corden for ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Carpool Karaoke
This special star-studded edition of Carpool Karaoke also includes Chris Martin, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Elton John.
By: Tom Sykes
The endless joy that is The Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke has debuted its Christmas Special, which features none other than Mariah Carey singing her celebrated “All I Want for Christmas Is You” with James Corden as their SUV makes its way through the streets of Los Angeles with a Christmas tree tied to the roof—and a heap of perfectly wrapped presents stacked in the back seat.
Carey wears a low-cut red leather jacket while Corden sports an ugly Christmas sweater decorated with snowmen and Santas.
However, there is a treat in store for Carpool Karaoke fans, as the clip cuts in with cameo lines of the same song being performed by some of Corden’s most illustrious guests of 2016, including Elton John, Lady Gaga, Chris Martin, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Adele.
James caps off 2016 with a Christmas edition of Carpool Karaoke featuring Mariah Carey, Adele, Lady Gaga and other guests throughout the year to sing Mariah’s classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”