Mariah Carey Responds To Fans Calling Her The ‘Queen Of Christmas’: I Think If Anybody Would Be The Queen Of Christmas That Would Be Mary

Mariah Carey Responds To Fans Calling Her The ‘Queen Of Christmas’: I Think If Anybody Would Be The Queen Of Christmas That Would Be Mary

Despite having one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time, Mariah Carey doesn’t seem to think she’s eligible to be crowned the head of the most wonderful time of the year!

During a recent TV appearance, when deemed the “Queen of Christmas,” Mariah Carey humbly debunked the affectionate term, letting it be known that she has never looked at herself as such. In fact, according to her, the only person truly deserving of holding that title is the first-century Jewish woman who birthed the reason for the season.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey comically told the host:

“First of all, may I say, I’ve never called myself the ‘Queen of Christmas.’ Can we please be clear on that?”

The illustrious songstress continued,

“Others have said it. [Like], ‘The self-proclaimed ‘Queen [of Christmas]!’ I’m like, ‘Really? I’m gonna do that?’ They can look up every interview I’ve ever done, and not to get super religious, but I was like, ‘I think like if anybody would be the ‘Queen of Christmas’ that would be Mary!’

In the early months of 1994, Carey joined forces with songwriter/producer Walter Afanasieff for her first-holiday album, “Merry Christmas,” which featured the uber-successful single, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

Upon release, the uptempo track, which flaunts a jolly melody to match its festively-put lyrics, ultimately became a household hit. Its global success earned the track a Diamond certification from the RIAA, and by 2017, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” had reportedly brought in $60 million in royalties.

Carey eventually recreated the timeless bop as a duet with Justin Bieber for his 2011 album, “Under the Mistletoe.”

Justin Bieber

Later, in 2019, she unveiled a remake of the classic music video that has since garnered over 327 million views on YouTube.

It’s no secret that Christmas is the legendary icon’s favorite holiday. Amid her on-air visit, Carey noted that she “happens to actually, really love” the celebratory occasion and enjoys making the most of it with her family.

She boasted,

“Christmas is for all, and I just happen to actually, really love Christmas. Because I grew up, and I had kind of a tough childhood, and I always wanted Christmas to be perfect, and it never was. And, so, then, when I was able to finally kind of like provide [for] myself and my friends, and then now my kids are eleven–hey, Roc and Roe–we have the most festive Christmas ever!”

Mariah Carey

Carey then stated how her now-passion for Christmas has contributed to the music that she’s able to theme around it and credited her gritty upbringing for igniting her appreciation for the holiday in adulthood.

“People are like, ‘How do you write these Christmas songs and do this? And like… why is it like that?’ And I’m like, ‘Because it’s actually authentic and it came from a place of longing to have some normalcy and some, you know, peace. And just like… a lovely holiday!'”

Further, she indicated that, as a youngster, she often endured chaos on Christmas.

“Somehow, someone would be throwing mustard at somebody else or ketchup or whatever. You know, so I like… I went through that, and now it’s just… I wait for it all year long! So, it’s actually a real thing. Edit it how you will, but it is!”

Although the Yuletide cheer may have not been there in Mariah Carey’s childhood, she’s making sure that it is for her children and everyone else’s.

The Grammy-winning songbird unleashedThe Christmas Princess,”  a children’s book, this past November, which tells the story of ‘Little Mariah’ who embarks on a “wintry, wondrous” journey to spread the spirit of Christmas.

‘The Christmas Princess’ by Mariah Carey and Michaela Angela Davis

Additionally, on December 20, at 8/7c, Carey’s two-hour concert special, “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All!” is scheduled to air on CBS.

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Authored by: Ashley Blackwell