The "Glitter" singer said prior to the holiday season that spending Christmas with her new husband and her dog was an ideal situation for her, the Daily Mail reported Friday.
"I'm really looking forward to being in love on Christmas," Carey said.
"The holidays are always great, but being in love is going to be the icing on the cake."
The British newspaper said Carey has been an Aspen regular during the holiday season the last 10 years and now has shared that tradition with Cannon, whom she met at the 2005 Kids' Choice Awards.
"Aspen is all about the snow and the environment, so it automatically puts you in that celebratory mood," Carey said.
"I don't really do up my New York apartment for Christmas; I save everything for Aspen."