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A Mariah Carey Christmas Special Is Coming to Apple TV+ to Help Salvage This Chaotic Year

It'll feature the beloved singer alongside a lineup of special guests — and we're sure 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' will get a spin.
By Sarah Ward
September 01, 2020
By Sarah Ward
September 01, 2020

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.

Sometime before this chaotic year is out, Apple TV+ will release Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special — aka the star-studded festive show you didn't know you always wanted until now. Just when it'll head to your streaming queue hasn't been announced but, if that's all you want from the rest of 2020, expect it 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. Apple TV+ isn't revealing too much there either — other than the fact it'll be co-directed and executive produced by A Very Murray Christmas alumnus Roman Coppola — but apparently the special "will combine music, dancing and animation driven by a universally heartwarming story that brings the world together".

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

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

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special will hit Apple TV+ sometime later this year — we'll update you with an exact date when one is announced.

Published on September 01, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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