Mariah Carey Reveals She Goes All Out for Christmas Because of Troubled Childhood — Her Story

Oyin Balogun
Dec 07, 2020
11:40 P.M.

Mariah Carey is always at her best during the holidays, and she makes sure to show an unrivaled level of excitement. She, however, revealed some hidden reasons why she is super gay about the holidays.


With a soundtrack to be released on Apple Music, popular singer Mariah Carey is preparing for "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas" special which is an old-fashioned variety show containing fun activities.

The show involves a new version of her song, "Oh Santa!" which will feature Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, Misty Copeland's dance to the song's instrumentals, plus special appearances from figures like Snoop Dogg.

Mariah Carey performs onstage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Mariah Carey performs onstage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Although Carey had an unfavorable childhood experience celebrating Christmas, she embraced the possibility of creating new memories now that she is older.

The beauty further explained that she had expectations for a perfect Christmas as a child but instead had to deal with dysfunctional family members who spoilt it all. She said:


".. So I just made a pact with myself that I wasn't going to allow that happen anymore.."


Since her pact, the star did well to make every Christmas a fulfillment of her pending fantasies, even with her children.

Carey, who always chooses the path of optimism, had a lot of reasons to strive for positivity as she revealed that a lot of bad things happened to her at the tender age of 12.

Following her sad encounters, the star explained that music became her saving grace.


But the fighter in her gave her hope and strength as she embraced all the painful stories as parts of herself, making Christmas the one time she got to breathe.

In the star's memoir, "The Meaning of Mariah Carey," she gave a peek into her childhood. After her parents split up, her family moved consistently, and as a bi-racial child, she felt she belonged nowhere.


Still on her sad childhood, in a chat on "The Oprah Conversation," host Oprah Winfrey read some passages where Carey claimed she had a traumatic experience with her sisters when she was a teenager.

She shared that forgiveness towards her siblings was a hard thing to do, but she didn't have it in her to begrudge them, so she forgave them for their wrongdoings.

Following her sad encounters, Carey explained that music became her saving grace. Although she couldn't control the bad going on in her life, the star stated that she could control her music.

Even with a successful career, the 50-year-old singer tries not to share too much of her personal life and seems to be enjoying being a mother of two.

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