She became known as the Queen Of Christmas after releasing the infectious 1994 track All I Want for Christmas Is You.  

Yet Mariah Carey has insisted she never chose the festive moniker herself and believes the title should be bestowed upon the Virgin Mary. 

Speaking on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, Mariah, 52, spoke out about her love of the holidays as she  discussed her new track Fall In Love At Christmas and her new venture into writing children’s books.  

What! Mariah Carey humbly confessed that she is not 'The Queen of Christmas' as she detailed the process behind her new festive track, Fall In Love At Christmas

What! Mariah Carey humblely admitted that she’s not “The Queen of Christmas” as she explained the processes behind Fall In Love At Christmas.

She explained that the singer was referring to other people and that she didn’t think of herself as such. 

“I love Christmas and was blessed with the opportunity to write all I want for Christmas is you. You can also find many more Christmas songs. We all have faith. Let’s face the facts. To me Mary is Queen of Christmas.

Mariah shared that she started writing the festive song during Atlanta’s peak summer. 

Then she said, “I started to write Fall In Love At Christmas this summer. While we were visiting Atlanta to make the Butterfly Lounge, we started doing different types of music. Then we thought, “This might be cool to record a Christmas song.” 

More deserving: Mariah insisted she never chose the festive moniker herself and believes the title should be bestowed upon the Virgin Mary

More deserving: Mariah insisted she never chose the festive moniker herself and believes the title should be bestowed upon the Virgin Mary

They also added that the glamour star had filmed it all so fans could see him in a completely different way. 

She replied, “So it’s really not me being all fancy. Like me, it’s regular. Most of the time, I wear my pyjamas. 

‘And you know, you see me writing, you see me produce and you see me singing to the guitar player, ‘can you play do dooo doo do’ or whatever. 

“So, the truth is, most people don’t view women in this way. You expect to see women very damaged, almost like they are behind a piano or guitar. ‘Don’t you put on a little bit of makeup because that’s not going to work. 

“My thing is that I feel like both. But a lot people just say, “Oh, the divas, blah,blah,blah.” But I can write music. That’s what I’ve been doing since I was a kid.’

Zoe said that the scenes ‘are wonderful for us as fans’ as the audience gets to ‘glimpse’ into the writing process of how the songs come together. 

Mariah thanked Zoe and then asked her: “Do you like snow? And like Kirk?” Our family had so much enjoyment. Our children.

New song!  Mariah also revealed that she began writing her new festive song in the height of summer in Atlanta as she detailed the process

A new song  Mariah shared that she started writing the new holiday song during Atlanta’s peak summer. 

She shares her twins Moroccan and Monroe, 7, with her ex-husband comedian Nick Cannon, 41, who she divorced in 2014.  

Zoe mentioned that the twins were present and sweetly said: “It’s so wonderful to see Monroe & Moroccan in the Video. It’s also great to see them still doing their normal business. This is amazing.

Mariah: “I love this because my son loves it, I mean it – not that my daughter doesn’t like it – but it’s my son who picks particular Christmas songs that I wrote and other songs, and then he says to me: I like this section or that part, it’s so happy. 

When asked what the most over-the-top, sparkly Christmas decoration in her house was, Mariah turned to her son for his thoughts. 

She said, “Wow. Rocky, are you able to provide any suggestions? What do you consider the best Christmas decorations? Do you have a huge tree?

Rocky, a youngster from Colorado, agreed and added that he liked the lights strung around his house. They are very cool. The whole house looks cool.  

Her 2015 picture book for children was inspired by the hit song All I Want For Christmas Is You, which is perhaps her most well-known track.  

She revealed her future plans to author further publications  as she excitedly exclaimed the venture: ‘OK, so I can’t call it a series yet, but honey, it’s amazing. It’s what I love, it’s why I live.She stated, 

Mariah in PJ's! The glamorous star, added that they filmed the whole process so fans get to see the star in a very different light and not her usual glamorous self, as pictured

 Mariah in PJ’s! They filmed all of it so that fans could see Mariah in a different light than her glamorous persona.

Mariah said: ‘We’ve got a fantastic – Macmillan. By the way, no one is aware of this. The woman who is working with us was the one that wrote the Harry Potter books. Other major, important books were also written by her. This is kind of incredible. 

Zoe then asked the most common question: “Mariah,” and she replied, “What are your top Christmas songs? It will be played.

Mariah shared that she loves T as her Christmas song.his Christmas by Donny Hathaway.   

“Oh, I could choose one of yours, but that’s one the most beautiful, highest, and greatest of all time…Well, you, my family, we wish a Merry Christmas!” She replied. 

Thank you for your support of my song, and the other music that I have written. On Christmas Day, I want to express my gratitude and show love to everyone.  

Festive fun: Mariah revealed that her favourite Christmas song of all time is T his Christmas by Donny Hathaway

Festive fun: Mariah revealed that her favourite Christmas song of all time is T his Christmas by Donny Hathaway