The “Queen of Christmas,” Mariah Carey, waited hardly ONE MINUTE after Halloween ended to announce that it’s time to get into the holiday spirit.
Carey, 52, posted a video to social media shortly after midnight on November 1, walking out of her front door wielding a candy cane-striped baseball bat as a clock chimes. Three pumpkins outside are carved to read “IT’S NOT TIME,” but the pop icon smashes the middle one as her 1994 Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” begins playing.
“It’s time,” she sings, holding up Christmas ornaments while showing off a sparkly red gown and glam Santa suit complete with white fur trim and a black belt with a gold buckle.
Carey appeared to be teasing “11/5,” which the camera pans quickly on one of the gifts, which could hint at something new coming this Friday.
“IT’S TIME!!! To smash that pumpkin and treat it as pie… Cause we still gotta get through Thanksgiving!!!” the video concluded with a text graphic.
Ready? Let’s go! 🎃➡️🎄#MariahSZN pic.twitter.com/cEaFrRBHwJ— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 1, 2021
In 2019, Carey spoke with USA Today to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” saying, “It’s so funny, somebody was just asking me, ‘What were you doing 25 Christmases ago?’ ” Carey said. “I would probably say somebody was giving me a bottle and they were singing me a sweet lullaby Christmas tune. Because I was just 1 year old, so I don’t know!
“It’s very much like I live in the land of the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus,” she added wryly. “I don’t acknowledge time, I don’t know what it is. I rebuke it.”