Mariah Carey is indeed the queen of Christmas Day!

2015-12-23 06:00

Los Angeles - Mariah Carey "upsets" people on Christmas Day because she insists on sleeping in but has figured out a solution to keep them happy.

The All I Want For Christmas Is You singer - who has children Moroccan and Monroe, four, with ex-husband Nick Cannon and is dating billionaire James Packer - always has an elaborate celebration but admits her loved ones are less than impressed when she insists on starting her festivities late.


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She said: "I love Christmas, but I am a late sleeper. I sleep in and that can make people a little upset on Christmas morning.

"So I have my friend - the real Santa Claus - come to the house in Aspen with real reindeer. This is true.

"He fills a stocking and sometimes he leaves a bag with gifts in it on Christmas Eve.

"Then, the next day the kids get the gifts. It's fun and it's festive.

"Before I had my babies I used to do this for my friends and their kids. I would invite Santa and the reindeer and he would take a video of them."

#CountdownToChristmas #GingerbreadCreations #FamilyFunTime #MerryChristmas

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While All I Want For Christmas Is You has become an essential festive song, Mariah had no idea how big the track would be when she released it in 1994.

She told HELLO! magazine: "It's so funny that people ask me about this song. I remember writing it in a little room on a little keyboard.

"Of course, I wanted it to work and be a hit Christmas song but I never knew how big it would be."

And if that's not enough, here are more reasons why Mariah is the queen of Christmas Day:

She has a Christmas book coming out...

#elavatorlighting my new Christmas book comes in handy ?????

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Her "Christmas elves" are beyond adorable!

My little elves ????? #comeon #rocnroe

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She embraces even the freezing parts of the festive season...

I got u mommy!

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And everyone knows it's not a traditional Christmas without decorated gingerbread men.

#CountdownToChristmas #GingerbreadCreations #FamilyFunTime #MerryChristmas

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