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A Supremely Festive Mariah Carey Christmas Special Is Coming to Apple TV+ Next Month

The beloved singer will sing, dance and get merry alongside Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and Snoop Dogg.
By Sarah Ward
November 22, 2020
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A Supremely Festive Mariah Carey Christmas Special Is Coming to Apple TV+ Next Month

The beloved singer will sing, dance and get merry alongside Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and Snoop Dogg.
By Sarah Ward
November 22, 2020
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A quarter-century ago, Christmas changed forever. Sure, the end of the year was filled with plenty of festive cheer before Mariah Carey released 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' — but since 1994, that upbeat ditty has become everyone's go-to seasonal soundtrack. Just last year, in fact, the track topped the US charts. It didn't even achieve that feat back when it was initially released, making it the song that has taken the longest journey ever to the top spot.

Carey has re-recorded 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' several times, and it just keeps spreading its festive melody. Yes, we know you now have it stuck in your head just from thinking about it. The singer has several holiday albums to her name, too, which keep prolonging the song's longevity. And if that's all 100-percent okay with you, you'll be particularly excited about her next Christmas-themed project.

As announced earlier this year, Apple TV+ is releasing Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special — aka the star-studded festive show you didn't know you had always wanted until now. And if you're wondering just when it'll head to your streaming queue, the company has just revealed that it'll hit come Friday, December 4 — in the lead up to Christmas (obviously).

In its efforts to help salvage the trainwreck that is the past 12 months, Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special will feature Carey, of course, alongside a star-studded lineup of other guests. You'll also be seeing Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mykal-Michelle Harris take part — and, as co-directed and executive produced by A Very Murray Christmas alumnus Roman Coppola, the special will include not only music and dancing from this list of famous names, but animation as well.

It's Apple TV+'s latest big-name project — with Sofia Coppola's new Bill Murray-starring movie On the Rocks also hitting the service this year, and its recent live documentary Beastie Boys Story earning a couple of Emmy nominations.

If watching Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special is now all you want from the rest of 2020, you can check out a teaser trailer below:

And because we already know you're humming it to yourself, you can also check out the music video for 'All I Want for Christmas Is You', too:

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special will hit Apple TV+ on Friday, December 4.

Published on November 22, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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