Spooky szn is done and dusted, and Mariah szn is in full swing, as the woman herself has officially declared.
Mariah Carey just posted an iconic video on Twitter (opens in new tab), in which she's wearing a sparkly red gown and matching heels and brandishing a candy cane-striped baseball bat. She walks into a room with a full Halloween (opens in new tab) display, including three pumpkins that read "it's," "not" and "time." Carey brandishes the bat as the opening notes to "All I Want to Christmas" begin to play, then gleefully smashes the "not" pumpkin.
Carey then sing-songs "it's time" and squeals as the vocals start and she finds herself in a room decorated to the nines with Christmassy (opens in new tab) items. The video then fades to black and reads, "It's time!!! To smash that pumpkin and treat it as pie... cause we still gotta get through Thanksgiving (opens in new tab)!!!"
The singer wrote, "Ready? Let’s go! #MariahSZN."
Ready? Let’s go! 🎃➡️🎄#MariahSZN pic.twitter.com/cEaFrRBHwJNovember 1, 2021
Posting on Halloween, one Twitter user pointed out (opens in new tab) that Carey's iconic Christmas track is already beginning an upward trend in terms of Google searches.
it’s starting. pic.twitter.com/Tn50VmEDnUOctober 31, 2021
And Carey herself has been more than ready for days now. On Oct. 28, a fan reshared (opens in new tab) a notice that had appeared on a jukebox in a Dallas bar, which effectively banned "All I Want for Christmas" until Dec. 1, writing, "is this the war on Christmas I’ve heard about?"
Carey quote-tweeted (opens in new tab) this with a still of herself in full battle gear (from the video game Game of War (opens in new tab)), proving she's not willing to go down without a fight. I expected nothing less.
https://t.co/FMk3NERimD pic.twitter.com/teGgY45mcjOctober 28, 2021
Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Shape. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.
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