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Mariah Carey and Amazon Music team up for Christmas documentary

The pop superstar released her iconic and timeless festive hit 25 years ago, and in an upcoming film from Amazon Music - which will premiere later this month - she admitted she was determined to write an absolute 'classic'.

Mariah Carey. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES - _All I Want For Christmas Is You _hitmaker Mariah Carey has teamed up with Amazon Music for a mini-documentary about her iconic festive hit.

The pop superstar released her iconic and timeless festive hit 25 years ago, and in an upcoming film from Amazon Music - which will premiere later this month - she admitted she was determined to write an absolute "classic".

In a trailer for Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of All I Want for Christmas Is You, she said: "I just remember where I was coming from, wanting it to be a classic.

"It was an accomplishment for me that I was really proud of."

The documentary celebrates the 25th anniversary of Carey's album Merry Christmas, and looks at how the track - which has spent 36 cumulative weeks at the top of the Billboard's Christmas chart since 2011 - has become a modern classic.

Alongside the singer herself, the mini-film also features additional comments from backup singer and close friend Trey Lorenz, and longtime collaborator Randy Jackson.

In the teaser video, Randy added: "To come up with an original holiday song that becomes a hit... next to impossible."

They are joined on the project by Gary Trust - Billboard's Senior Director of Charts - and Variety's Executive Editor for Music, Shirley Halperin.

The mini-documentary is the fourth to be created by Amazon Music this year, following Still Ill: 25 Years of the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication, The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready to Die' andDeparture, which looked at Sharon van Etten's final days of living in New York City before her move to LA.

Meanwhile, Carey - who has eight-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-husband Nick Cannon - previously said she wants to give her kids the "great" Christmas she never had growing up.

She explained: "Growing up I had a very dysfunctional family. I always wanted to have a really good time at Christmas and they would ruin it, so I vowed in my own life I would make sure every Christmas was great. I want to make it magical for my kids."

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