Singer-songwriter, Mariah Carey discussed with Zoe Ball on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show where she talked about loving Christmas and how she feels about people calling her the queen of Christmas.
Since her 1994 Christmas hit single All I Want for Christmas Is You,Carey became the Christmas songstress. Though she says she is blessed to have written the song, but the Queen of Christmas is The Mother of Jesus Christ,Virgin Mary – That’s right Mariah! See her comment below;
‘That was other people, and I just want to humbly say that I don’t consider myself that.
‘I’m someone that loves Christmas, that happened to be blessed to write All I want For Christmas Is You. And a lot of other Christmas songs. And let’s face it, you know, everybody’s faith is what it is. But to me, Mary is the Queen of Christmas.’
She also talked about her new song “Fall In Love At Christmas” and her favorite Christmas song of all time -This Christmas by Donny Hathaway.
‘So I started writing Fall In Love At Christmas over the summer. So we were in Atlanta at a house where we made this place called the Butterfly Lounge, and we were doing all different kinds of music. And then we decided, “Oh, this might be cool to do a Christmas song.”‘
She said: ‘So it’s not like me all glammed out. It’s like me, regular, I’m in pyjamas most of the time.
‘And you know, you see me writing, you see me produce and you see me singing to the guitar player, ‘can you play do dooo doo do’ or whatever.
‘So the thing is, is that most people don’t see women in that capacity. And when you do, you expect to see them very broken down, very like behind a piano, like very much behind a guitar. ‘Don’t you put on a little bit of makeup because that’s not going to work.
‘My thing is, I feel like I’m allowed to be both, but a lot of people are just like, “Oh, the diva, blah blah blah.” And I’m like, I write music. That’s what I’ve been doing since I was a kid.’
‘Do you like the snow and like Kirk? We had so much fun. The kids.’
‘Mariah, what is your favourite Christmas songs? We’ll have to play it.’
‘Oh, I could have chosen one of mine, but that’s one of the best, ever, greatest ever… Well, we wish you, me and my family, we wish you a Merry Christmas,’ She said.
And I just want to say thank you to all the listeners who have been supportive of me for all this time with this song and other songs that I’ve done. I just want to say thank you and give love to everybody on Christmas Day ok.’