Mariah Carey decorates Christmas tree with Polaroid snaps of herself

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has revealed she decorates one of her Christmas trees with photos of herself and her kids, as she detailed her family's annual holiday break to Aspen, Colorado.

The diva is going all out this year as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her iconic hit All I Want For Christmas Is You, and told Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine about her favourite traditions with kids Moroccan and Monroe.

"When I get off the plane (at Aspen), our drivers have All I Want For Christmas playing, we have hot cocoa and some butterscotch schnapps," she said. "Then we'll go through the woods on a two-horse open sleigh with blankets and real reindeer. It's freezing cold but it's beautiful and you're looking at the stars. It's an incredible moment I love every year."

The singer then detailed her "low key" decorations, which includes a traditional 19 foot (5.8 metre) tree decorated in gold and white, and a smaller tree decorated with Polaroid snaps of herself and her family.

"We do a tree in the bedroom, then I do a big tree in the living room with decorations I've had for years and years. Gold lights with off-white light, angels wearing white, and butterflies," the star continued. "We also do another tree in the family room area and call that the Charlie Brown tree. It's a sad little tree we decorate with Polaroid pictures of ourselves and draw funny stuff on it."

Mariah added she never enjoyed "dysfunctional" Christmases with her family when she was growing up, so she, "vowed in my own life I would make sure every Christmas was great".

"I think everybody should spend Christmas with me because it's a great experience," she added.


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