Where Are You, Christmas?
|"Where Are You Christmas?"|
|Single by Faith Hill|
|from the album How the Grinch Stole Christmas soundtrack|
|Genre||Christmas, Country, Pop|
|Label||Warner Bros. Nashville|
|Songwriter(s)||Mariah Carey, James Horner, Will Jennings|
|Faith Hill singles chronology|
"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. In the movie, it is first sung by Taylor Momsen, who played Cindy Lou Who.
A longer, 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. 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.
As of November 25, 2016, total single sales of the Faith Hill recording studio at 897,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing it seventh on the list of all-time best-selling Christmas/holiday digital singles in SoundScan history.
|US Billboard Hot 100||65|
|US Billboard Country Songs||26|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||10|
|US Billboard Adult Pop Songs||40|
|US Billboard Holiday Songs||15|
|US Billboard Holiday Songs||30|
|US Billboard Holiday Digital Songs||2|
|US Billboard Holiday Songs (Holiday 100)||36|
On October 29, 2009, 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), featuring Jon's young daughter Sarah Schmidt. As of December 2014, Mariah Carey has yet to release her original recording of the song.
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- "Where Are You Christmas?: Faith Hill: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
- Staff, Billboard (November 25, 2016). "What Are the Top-Selling Holiday Songs?". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
- "Where Are You Christmas?: Hollie Steel: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
- "ThePianoGuys.com:Where are you Christmas? (Live in concert)". ThePianoGuys.com.