It’s arguably the most popular Christmas song of the last 30 years, if not of all-time! Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the most-streamed holiday song year after year nowadays. You can sing along with every word, right? Yeah, so can we. But can Mariah?

Before we take you behind that curtain, check out the Queen of Christmas prepping for her performance on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


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♬ original sound – Emily Curl

And it sure looks like she had some help. While we’re sure they were just there as a fail-safe, Mariah did indeed have the lyrics right in front of her!


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♬ original sound – Sydney Barinas (Mohr)

Cover photo, Reuters