Mariah Carey Rings in Christmas With Her First Children’s Book

Mariah Carey, the Queen of Christmas herself, reminds everyone “It’s Time” for Christmas and publishes her first children’s book, ‘The Christmas Princess’.

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There are two types of people when it comes to the holiday season. The first type is someone who starts decorating for Christmas right after Halloween. On the other side, there is someone who waits until after Thanksgiving to think about Christmas. And we all know which one Mariah Carey is. 

Her fans and others have deemed Mariah Carey as the Queen of Christmas, especially for her famous song, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The song holds the current all-time record for best-selling Christmas songs as well as reenters the Billboard Hot 100 charts around the holiday season. 

Of course as the Queen of Christmas, she rings in the holiday season with a fun video on social media as she says goodbye to Halloween and hello to Christmas with the caption “IT’S TIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!!! 🎄🎉❤️#MariahSZN.” So, it is that time of year when the pumpkins and spooky decorations disappear and the tinsel and ornaments come out to hang on the tree.

About The Christmas Princess

In 2020, Mariah Carey released her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. To spread more Christmas cheers beyond her song, she recently published her first children’s picture book, The Christmas Princess. There is no denying how much she loves Christmas. 

The cover for a children's picture book,  The Christmas Princess by Mariah Carey

The Christmas Princess tells the story of Little Mariah who does not ask for much. However, there is one thing she wants most. She wants a peaceful and joyous holiday season. On a fun winter adventure, she discovers her voice’s healing power and helps spread the Christmas spirit everywhere. 

Mariah Carey wrote the book herself along with Michaela Angela Davis, who also co-wrote Carey’s memoir. The illustrations are by Fuuji Takashi.

Mariah Carey’s Thoughts and Inspiration Behind Her Book

Mariah Carey is excited about her book as she shares in an Instagram post with the caption reading,

“The Christmas Princess is a fairytale for holiday lovers of all ages! Little Mariah represents my inner child believing in her own vision, she represents all children, especially those who feel like outsiders or “others”, striving to believe in themselves. It was empowering to transform my childhood turmoil into a modern classic fairytale full of wonder and boundless hope. 🎄❤️🦋”

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According to Rolling Stone, the book is inspired by her childhood. She revealed in her memoir how her family didn’t have much growing up just as Little Mariah does not as well. However, her mother tried to make Christmas special. She shared how she received an orange-wrapped gift once just so there was a gift for her to unwrap. It seems she grew up wishing for more holiday joy for her family during Christmas. Therefore, Carey wants to bring a more hopeful, cheerful perspective to her story. 


It seems Mariah Carey aims to spread Christmas and holiday joy in many ways. So if you are looking for a book to give your child this holiday season, The Christmas Princess is a wonderful gift idea.

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