‘All I Want for Christmas’ Co-Writer Criticizes Mariah Carey

December 28, 2022

Mariah Carey says she composed "All I Want for Christmas" as a kid on her little Casio keyboard. However, her former producer Walter Afanasieff, who co-wrote the song, is singing a very different tune. He says "she [Mariah Carey] doesn’t play anything; she doesn’t play keyboard or piano." Now, the Queen of Christmas is calling the claims "ridiculous.” She also posted a VH1 interview from 1994 where she said the lyrics and melody for the holiday hit came to her quickly.

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