The only thing Mariah Carey fans wanted for Christmas was a No. 1 hit — and they finally got it.
"Make my wish come true"
The pop singer's holiday classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart Monday — for the first time since it was released 25 years ago.
So why did it take so long for "All I Want for Christmas" to reach No. 1?
Turns out, Carey's record label did not release the song as a commercial single back in 1994, so it wasn't even allowed on the Hot 100 chart until 1998 when Billboard made a rule change.
"All I Want for Christmas" is now the first holiday song to top the Hot 100 chart since "The Chipmunk Song" over 60 years ago. It's also Carey's 19th chart-topper overall.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.