Say what you will about the folks who start blasting Christmas music as soon as it’s November 1, Mariah Carey doesn’t care. The All I Want For Christmas Is You singer sped to social media at 12:01 a.m. EST — literally one minute into November — and posted a hilarious video of her seamless transition from spooky season to the most wonderful time of the year.
And just speaking for myself, this video tops her past efforts.
In this year’s video, we see a huge, scary vault swinging open just as October 31 turns to November 1. Inside, we find MC herself trapped in a block of ice. Around her three Halloween ghouls, including someone with a pumpkin head and someone with a Scream mask, work with hair dryers to free the Butterfly star.
Before the ice can melt completely, though, Mariah has gained enough strength to hit one of her famous high notes, and the ice shatters.
“It’s time!” she sings.
Instantly, we are in a magical Christmas land, surrounded by happy children dancing, lights, Christmas sweaters, presents, and snow. And there is Mariah, in her Santa-themed bodysuit, singing the best Christmas song of all time.
“I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need, and I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,” she croons.
Down in the comments people went wild at the unofficially very official start of #MariahSZN
“November 1st should be a public holiday at this point in honour of Mariah's annual announcement,” one person wrote.
“Stayed up to midnight just for this,” another wrote.
“Let’s GOOOOO!!!!!” another said.
Carey has all-too-eagerly started celebrating the winter holiday season in years’ past, too. Last year, her announcement was also epic. In that video, rhe 52-year-old started the black-and-white video in a glam, witchy outfit as she rides on a stationary bike. After a cackle and rumble of thunder, the video quickly morphs into Carey wearing a Santa-red jumpsuit, the bike turns into a reindeer, and the rest of the video jumps into bright and festive technicolor.
“IT’S TIME!!! 🎄☃️ #MariahSZN” the singer captioned the video.
In 2021, she celebrated the transition from Halloween to Christmas season with a video of herself smashing a pumpkin with a candy cane.
The video starts off like a horror movie as the camera pans to three jack-o-lanterns that read “It’s,” “Not,” and “Time.” Carey cackles as she smashes the middle one and her iconic Christmas jam swells in the background.
For anyone rolling their eyes at the fact Carey is riding this “All I Want For Christmas Is You” train every year, she’s earned it: the tune is the only holiday single to take home the Recording Association of America’s (RIAA) Diamond Award for over 10 million streams and sales of the Christmas ear worm. It’s also one of the best-selling physical singles in musical history, regardless of genre.
Christmas might still be a ways off, but to many, having only 54 days to get into the holiday spirit before Christmas feels entirely too short. Let your MariahSZN Christmas freak flags fly, y’all.
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