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Mariah Carey announces Christmas shows in the UK this Dec

Mariah Carey is bringing her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour to the UK this December.

The superstar's classic 1994 hit "All I Want For Christmas" is one of the most popular festive songs in history.

Carey has played Christmas shows in the past but never in the UK. She is set to perform her famous Xmas song, along with the rest of her back catalogue at two UK shows in Manchester Arena on December 10 and London's The O2 on December 11. She wrote on Twitter:

"Excited to bring my 'All I want For Christmas' tour to Manchester + London this December! (sic)"

The news follows the singer-songwriter's revelation that 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' is set to be turned into an animated movie. Alongside a trailer for the movie, she wrote:

"I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of my favorite Christmas song to new generations of families with my upcoming new animated movie, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You. You're the first to hear about this exciting news! Don't forget to follow @AllIWantMovie for more updates. #AllIWantMovie (sic)".

In the promo clip, Carey, dressed in festive red pyjamas on her sofa, sang: "I don't want a lot for Christmas there is just one thing I need..."

Before the song blurts out, and the trailer reads: "Every holiday season, there are traditions we can't live without. The tree, the stockings, the presents and Mariah Carey."

In 2015, the "Fantasy" hitmaker turned "All I Want For Christmas Is You" into a children's book for her five-year-old twins with ex-husband Nick CannonMoroccan and Monroe. At the time, she said:

"When I wrote 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' it was my dream for it to become a classic Christmas song.

"I am so proud of the song's impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year. I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with the picture book."

Tickets for the both Carey's UK shows will go on sale this Friday (Sept 8) at Ticketmaster.co.uk

Mariah Carey's UK 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Tour dates are as follows:

Sunday 10 December, Manchester, Manchester Arena
Monday 11 December, London, The O2

Watch the video of the classic festive hit and Mariah Carey performing it, below:

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