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Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You Lyrics Meaning


Mariah Carey – All I Want or Christmas Is You (Lyrics Meaning

‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey is one of the extremely popular Christmas songs of all time. She reveals what she truly wants from Santa Claus in this song. Read the article below to know the real meaning behind the lyrics of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas Is You’.

[Intro, Part I]

Mariah Carey tells us that a lot of Christmas presents from Santa is not what she wants during the festival. She doesn’t care much about the presents hidden under the Christmas tree. However, she has given a hint for listeners that she wants one thing that is wrapped up beautifully but which is something other than typical gifts hidden underneath the Christmas tree.

[Intro, Part II]

The singer reveals her lover is what she needs during Christmas as her present. She is confessing her love for her lover in the cutest way possible. Carey wants him for Christmas and she wants this particular wish of her to come true during the festival.

[Verse 1]

The singer says she doesn’t really need to hang her stocking on her hanger that is located nearby the fireplace. She might be suggesting that she’d rather want her lover to see her on her stocking before the romantic night begins. Mariah says she is not going to be happy with a toy that Santa Claus is used to giving to her every Christmas.


[Verse 2, Part I]

Snow and snowman are huge parts of Christmas. Apparently, the singer loves snow. However, she doesn’t even wish for the snowfall this year. Mistletoe is a symbol for romance as people are used to kissing underneath the mistletoe plant that grows on plants like oak, apple, etc in winter. Instead of wishing for snowfall, Mariah would rather keep on waiting for her lover underneath the mistletoe plant and maybe kiss him.

[Verse 2, Part II]

People are used to making a list of the gifts that they would want for Christmas and send it to Saint Nick. Many children stay awake at night with a hope to see Santa delivering their gifts or so as to hear his hoof reindeer as they go to different houses to deliver the gifts. However, Mariah is not interested to follow this tradition this year because she is expecting her lover to see her and make love during Christmas.


Mariah wants her lover to be with her holding her by his arms tonight. She asks what more can she do to make him want to accompany her today. The singer confesses that all she wants for Christmas is her lover.

[Bridge, Part I]

She says beautiful bright lights are creating festive and romantic vibes. On top of adorable vibes, she is getting from the lights, the sound of children laughing is adding an environment of happiness for her.

[Bridge, Part II]

As it’s festive season, the singer can hear people singing Christmas songs. She says she can hear horses on which Santa rides but she has not received her gift from him yet. She asks Santa if he is going to bring her love for her or not? Carey begs Santa to bring her love for her as her Christmas gift.

[Verse 3]

Mariah says she doesn’t want anything more than her love for Christmas. She wants to see her lover outside her door, knocking her door for more of what the Christmas night has planned for them.



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