If you’re one of the millions of people who annually blasts Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” as soon as December 1 hits, prepare yourself for the 2017 holiday season: The iconic Christmas song is becoming an animated movie.
Carey took to Twitter early Tuesday morning (March 21) to reveal the big news. “Every holiday season, there are traditions we can’t live without,” a Christmasy trailer — backed by Carey’s holiday classic — said. “The tree, the stockings, the presents and Mariah Carey.”
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) March 21, 2017
The movie will be directed by Guy Vasilovich from a script by Temple Mathews. The plot will expand on that of Carey’s 2015 children’s book of the same name, which sees a young Mariah coming across a puppy named Princess and deciding that’s all she wants for Christmas. In order to get Princess, though, Mariah must prove she can pet-sit Jack, a rather unruly dog who turns Mariah and her family’s holiday preparations upside down.
Carey will narrate the film, but there will also be a cast of characters will feature voices from Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes, Keiko Agena and 14-year-old actress Breanna Yde as young Mariah. Carey, along with manager Stella Bulochnikov, will serve as executive producers (for Magic Carpet Productions), partnering with producer Mike Young and Splash Entertainment. All I Want For Christmas Is You will be released by Universal 1440 Entertainment.
No release date is set for the film just yet, as the trailer simply said “Coming Holiday 2017.” While some people may be looking ahead to the warmer months, this news certainly makes it tempting to wish for Christmastime instead.