The “All I Want for Christmas is You” singer is ready for another holiday season.
LOS ANGELES — Some people may be divided on whether the Christmas season begins on Nov. 1 or not until after Thanksgiving, but one person is firmly not: Mariah Carey.
Continuing her yearly tradition, the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer posted a video on social media at midnight Eastern Time on Nov. 1 to announce that she is officially flipping the switch over to the Christmas season.
This year’s #MariahSZN announcement video begins with a vault unlocking as the clock strikes midnight. Inside, a frosty Mariah Carey is frozen in a huge ice block. As she declares, “It’s time!” in her legendary screaming high vocals, the ice shatters — and suddenly, everyone’s decked out in red and green, merrily dancing to her iconic Christmas song.
Since the song’s release in 1994, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has reportedly earned Carey more than $60 million, The Economist estimated in 2017. Billboard estimates she pulls in about $1.55 million in royalties from the song every Christmas season.
Carey kicks off her 13-date “Merry Christmas One and All!” tour on Nov. 15, 2023.