We may still be a solid nine months out from the most wonderful time of the year, but all of our holiday wishes just came true today. How, you ask? Because Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is getting the feature-length treatment with its own holiday movie. Rejoice!
And okay, it’s not exactly a Hollywood production. Rather it’s an animated, made-for-TV movie for children based on an already-existing children’s book inspired by the song.
Mariah took to Twitter to announce the ~fabulous~ news herself this morning, posting a teaser of the new flick that (of course) includes her lounging on a couch decked out in some festive checkered footie pajamas.
According to the press release, the film will be a CGI production that follows a young Mariah in her quest to get what she really wants for Christmas: a puppy named Princess (obviously).
For her wish to come true, she has to dog sit Jack, “a scraggly rascal of a dog; in fact, the worst dog in the country,” in order to prove that she’s up for the task. While her time with Jack wreaks havoc for Mariah and her family, we’re certain the holiday flick has a warm and fuzzy ending fitting any holiday classic.
The holiday tale is currently in production as we speak, and features Mariah as the narrator and executive producer. And while it’s still a ways off before the holiday special is released, don’t worry about reserving tickets early or setting your DVRs.
Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is coming straight to Blue Ray, DVD and On-Demand, which will better accommodate your holiday binge watching anyways.