Mariah Carey: The Queen Of Christmas Over The Years (22 Pics)
Mariah Carey is a living legend every day of the year. Obviously. But something special happens as winter sets in. That’s when the Lamb Whisperer comes into her full powers and emerges as the Queen of Christmas. Since the release of Merry Christmas in 1994, Mimi has claimed a strong hold on the holiday season. And she’s not letting go anytime soon. As the clock struck midnight on Halloween this year, she kickstarted the festivities with a phone call from Santa in an Oscar-worthy performance on Instagram. That’s not all she has in store, either. We’ve already gotten a deluxe edition of her seminal LP in honor of its 25th anniversary and an Amazon gift guide.
Then there’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Annually, Mariah’s classic rockets up the Billboard Hot 100 as anyone with taste streams it nonstop between November and December. 2018 saw the opus reach a new peak of number 3 on the chart. But 2019 could easily be when it finally claims the top spot. Nineteen number ones on the Hot 100? We’d love to see it. The song is already benefiting from a new video, and it’s bound to get another boost when the Caution icon embarks on her latest tour later this month. In honor of the changing of the seasons, I took on the task of putting together a gallery of photos of Mimi celebrating the holidays.
She’s spent several Christmases with the Big Guy himself. Yes, I’m talking about Santa. Then there were a couple with the Obama family and even more gracing the stage in spectacular gowns. Peruse the pics up top and then press play on the new “All I Want For Christmas Is You” video below.