Superstar singer Mariah Carey is planning a special surprise Christmas present for close female friends and family - a pair of $28,500 (GBP15,000) stockings.

The hosiery is a specially-made version of a new range Carey is planning to launch in 2005.

A source explains, "Mariah is bringing out a range of hosiery called MARIAH KISS KISS next year.

"As part of this range she's designed some diamante-encrusted, old-fashioned stockings, but for her closest pals she had some made up with real diamonds."

22/12/2004 13:52