Mariah Carey is trying to trademark “Queen of Christmas” so she can be inexplicably tied to the holiday. So, yeah, it was a safe bet that she would bust out some yuletide concerts.
On Monday morning, Mariah Carey posted a pic on her Instagram account that served as an announcement of two upcoming performances. “Merry Christmas to All!” the message reads.
The singer will play the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on December 11, and then Madison Square Garden in New York two days later.
Mariah Carey started to warm up her expected crowds with some additional comments on the post: “It’s almost time NEW YORK + TORONTO!! 🎉💖 Come celebrate Christmas with me this December! lil’ excited lil’ excited to be back on stage and get festive with everybody!! 🎅🦌🎄 Tickets on sale 10/28 at 10am on ticketmaster.com.”
Mariah’s Obsession with Christmas
With each passing year, Mariah Carey becomes more closely affiliated with Christmas.
Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is the most streamed holiday song in Spotify history. And her 1994 album Merry Christmas is one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time.
Mariah Carey’s “Queen of Christmas” situation is a bit … well, stickier. Other Christmas crooners are trying to block Carey from acquiring the trademark to the phrase.
“Christmas has come way before any of us on earth, and hopefully will be around way after any of us on earth,” Christmas singer Elizabeth Chan told Variety. “And I feel very strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity. That’s just not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared; it’s not meant to be owned.”
For the record, Chan’s 2021 album is actually called Queen of Christmas, and she started using the title in 2014. We think.
Meanwhile, another Christmas singer, Darlene Love, took to Facebook to say she’s been the real Queen of Christmas since long before Mariah Carey. Given that Love is 81, and Carey is 53, Love may have a pretty strong case.
Maybe they can sort it all out with a snowball fight?