Where Are You, Christmas?

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"Where Are You Christmas?"
Single by Faith Hill
from the album How the Grinch Stole Christmas soundtrack
Released 2000
Genre Christmas, Country, Pop
Length 4:07
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) Mariah Carey, James Horner, Will Jennings
Faith Hill singles chronology
"Let's Make Love"
"Where Are You Christmas?"
"If My Heart Had Wings"

"Christmas, Why Can't I Find You?" is a song co-written by James Horner and Will Jennings for the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000.[1] In the movie, it is first sung by Taylor Momsen, who played Cindy Lou Who.

A longer and different version of this song, called "Where Are You, Christmas?", was co-written by Mariah Carey, James Horner and Will Jennings. The song was originally recorded by Carey, but because of a legal case with her ex-husband Tommy Mottola, it could not be released, so it was re-recorded and released by Faith Hill.[2] A video was released featuring Hill singing from the Grinch's mountaintop home, interspersed with clips from the film and a cameo appearance by Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 65
US Billboard Country Songs 26
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 10
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 40
Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard Holiday Songs 15
Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard Holiday Songs 30
Chart (2013) Peak
US Billboard Holiday Digital Songs 2
US Billboard Holiday Songs (Holiday 100) 36

Cover versions[edit]

In 2008, the song was performed by Kaitlyn Maher in a live show at The White House, at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on December 4, 2008 which was attended by President George W. Bush.

In 2009, "Where Are You, Christmas"[3] was covered by Hollie Steel, the child soprano from Britain's Got Talent (Series 3) Finals.

On October 29, 2009, And Then There Were None released a cover of the Christmas single.

During a Christmas concert in 2011 a cover of the song was performed by The Piano Guys (Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson),[4] featuring Jon's young daughter Sarah Schmidt. As of December 2014, Mariah Carey has yet to release her original recording of the song.