Mariah Carey Talks About How She Celebrates Christmas With Her Kids

Mariah Carey's song, 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' has been named the most popular Christmas song of all time in a survey based on Spotify plays and social media users. The pop singer told W Magazine that Christmas wasn't a happy holiday for her when she was a child. "I had some very sad Christmases as a child, but I always try to find the bright light there," she said.

Carey also talked about her book 'The Christmas Princess' and how it describes her childhood. "That’s why she is called 'The Christmas Princess.' Not because I think I’m a Christmas princess or any of those things that I’ve never called myself. I grew up in an all-white neighborhood, and when I was little, no one had my name," she told the publication. "No one could even pronounce my name. My substitute teacher would be like, 'Oh, hey, Marissa!' Like, they literally didn’t know how to say it. So we call her Little Mariah in this story, because we’re talking about a little girl who rises above her circumstances and ends up helping other people through music. Prince Charming doesn’t save her. Music saves her. Music always saves the day, okay?" Carey continued.

Now that she has her own children, Carey says she always ensures her twins have the best time ever on Christmas. "I create my own Christmas moment. I mean, Santa Claus visits us. He comes with his reindeer. I am not exaggerating—this is the truth," she explained. "By the way, before my kids were born, I did all the same types of things. That’s just how it is with me and Santa and the reindeer," Carey told the publication.