Check out the trailer for the upcoming Amazon documentary about the number one Christmas song of all time.
On Wednesday, Amazon released the trailer of its new mini-documentary, Mariah Carey Is Christmas! The short film will tell the story behind the pop star's hit "All I Want for Christmas is You." According to Amazon Music, it will "detail the genesis and cultural impact of the holiday single, a rare song from the modern era to become a true Christmas classic."
The film is set to debut exclusively via Amazon later this month. It will include commentary from Mariah Carey, collaborator Randy Jackson, Billboard senior chart director Gary Trust, long-time backup singer and friend Trey Lorenz, and additional personalities.
This latest mini-doc produced by Amazon follows films about The Beastie Boys, Notorious B.I.G. and Sharon Van Etten.
On Friday, Legacy Recordings released Carey's "Merry Christmas 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition," which includes the original album, plus a disc featuring previously unreleased live tracks from her 1994 St. John The Divine Benefit Concert, rare remixes, a new rendition of the "Sugar Plum Fairy" and additional seasonal tracks.
Streaming data provided by iHeartRadio mentions that this song is the most popular holiday song across in the United States. The track seems to get increasingly more popular with every passing year. In fact, Nielsen Music (via Billboard) — which started tracking digital sales in 2003 — dubbed it the "Top Selling Christmas Song Of All Time," raking in more than 80.6 million on-demand streams in 2016 alone.
"All I Want for Christmas is You" is one of the most popular songs of all time. According to the Economist in 2017, the song had already netted Carey more than $60 million in royalties.