Mariah Carey, a.k.a. the Queen of Christmas, is getting ready to welcome in her favourite season.
The singer shared a video declaring Halloween officially over at midnight on Monday.
She donned a red glittering gown for the clip, taking a red and white baseball bat and smashing the middle of three pumpkins, which read “It’s Not Time” on them. Her iconic 1994 holiday track “All I Want for Christmas Is You” played in the background.
A caption on the video read, “It’s time!!! To smash that pumpkin and treat it as pie… cause we still gotta get through Thanksgiving!!!”
She also teased an exciting announcement that’s coming on November 5.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 1, 2021
She later confirmed she’d be releasing a new festive track with Khalid titled “Fall In Love At Christmas” on Friday.
The song, which Carey shared a snippet of on social media, also features U.S. choir director and gospel singer Kirk Franklin. The adorable artwork features the trio as kids.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 2, 2021
Carey will also be returning to Apple TV+ this year with “Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues”, set to debut globally in December.
It comes after she released 2020’s “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” on the streaming platform.
The festive track broke the all-time record on December 25 for the biggest single-day streams in Spotify history, with 17.223 million streams.
WOW 🤯🥳😭 I know people think I'm making "coin" (lil' secret: artists make very little from streams) but the real reason I'm sitting here in astonishment & gratitude is seeing the joy this little song I wrote brings to people. THANK YOU & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️‼️❄️❄️❄️‼️ https://t.co/jlhrtiN0h1
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 25, 2020