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Mariah Carey Officially Declares It Christmas Season And Who Are We To Argue

There are certain things that signal the holiday season. There are the changing leaves, cooler air, and “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Mariah Carey is undoubtedly the utmost authority on Christmas and she is here to tell you that it is indeed time to celebrate.

Mariah Carey has officially declared it Christmastime and we can’t argue.

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The singer is clearly the authority here. She basically invented Christmas when she wrote the official holiday anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” We all know the song when we hear the bells at the beginning and suddenly there are snow flurries and Christmas garland everywhere. It is just a simple fact of physics.

Carey’s holiday appearance is so reliable you can set your watch to it.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” solidified Carey’s place as the Christmas ambassador. The song has been made into an animated movies, children’s book, and hit song that comes back stronger every year. It is one of the most exciting times for Christmas and Carey fans alike.

There is no arguing with Carey’s word.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” is one of the most successful Christmas songs of all time. It is the best selling Christmas song by a female solo artist and that is pretty clear. According to The Economist, the song has generated more than $60 million in royalties.

This isn’t the first time that Carey let us know when the Christmas season starts.

It is becoming another tradition of hers. She is literally cornering the market in the Christmas season. She has a recurring Christmas concert, merchandise she sells every year, and all of the other things created because of the song. There is really no way to argue that Carey is not the end all, be all of Christmas.

And, of course, the fans are here to make their own versions of Carey’s annual announcement.

“Scream” + Pokémon + Mariah Carey = Holiday Magic. See, everyone can be good at math if they just put their minds to it. We all learned some kind of math that included letters so it makes sense that you can do math with words.

Btw, you can listen to “All I Want For Christmas Is You” below.

READ: Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Is Already Everywhere And It Is Only October

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Mariah Carey Says Her Love Of Christmas Was Actually Sparked By Her ‘Dysfunctional’ Upbringing—”I created the Christmases that I wanted to have”

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Mariah Carey Says Her Love Of Christmas Was Actually Sparked By Her ‘Dysfunctional’ Upbringing—”I created the Christmases that I wanted to have”

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If the Christmas season is a mood for the rest of us, Mariah Carey has proved time and again that it’s a lifestyle for her.

Like Saint Nick himself, the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer has become a figure of the Yuletide season in so many ways herself. So much so that she’s become a Christmas fixture featuring holiday-themed TV specials and concerts. You’d think Carey’s passion for Christmas was inspired by her own personal and familiar experiences with the holiday season but recently the singer revealed her love for the holidays is related much more to her “dysfunctional” upbringing.

In a recent interview, the 51-year-old singer revealed that even though she always wanted a perfect holiday, she never quite experienced one as a child.

“I think it’s just that longing that I had as a child, that I always wanted things to be perfect for the holidays. And they never were,” Carey explained to Elle magazine in an interview. “It was always somebody ruining the moment, always these dysfunctional family members who came around and foiled everything. And so I just made a pact with myself that I wasn’t going to allow that to happen anymore.” Carey revealed that as an adult she “created the Christmases that I wanted to have.”

Carey revealed that this desire to create special festivities has inspired elaborate festivities for her and her kids.

“I literally go to a snowy place. Reindeer are there,” Carey shared. “I’m not making this up. Santa Claus comes, hangs out with the kids. And by the way, even if I didn’t have kids, I would be doing this.”

This year, Carey suggested that the holidays would be a bit bittersweet. Referring to the current coronavirus pandemic plaguing families across the country this season, Carey commented that “It’s been such a hard year, and I really feel like people so need a celebratory moment. At every turn, it’s like, ‘We can’t be [together]; you can’t celebrate. This is canceled; that’s canceled.’ “

Carey finished the video saying “I’m festive. I can’t help it!”

Carey’slatest latest holiday special, “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” premieres Friday on Apple TV Plus.

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Here’s How You Can Make The Most Of A Virtual, Distanced Thanksgiving

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Here’s How You Can Make The Most Of A Virtual, Distanced Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving this year is very different for families across the country. The standard family gatherings this year are giving way to safer distanced and virtual gatherings. Don’t worry. There are still ways to make this year’s Thanksgiving memorable.

This Thanksgiving is not going to be the same so make the most of it being virtual.

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This year has been a very different year. This means that the holiday season will not be the same as year past. Family gatherings are going remote and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging Americans to stay where they are through the holidays as Covid spreads in the country. Thankfully, we live in the 21st century and technology is here to bridge the physical gap this holiday season. Here’s how you can make the most of a safe and wise Thanksgiving gathering.

First, create a Zoom link and send it to everyone you want to have with you on Thanksgiving.

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You are already on Zoom all day every day thanks to working from home. We have all become used to our human interaction coming from a computer screen these days. Why should the holidays be any different? After all, it is all about keeping everyone safe so that you can all enjoy a bigger, more wonderful holiday season next year.

Next, share the recipes with everyone so everyone can make the same meal at their homes.

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This is a pretty easy one. All you have to do is get a menu together to share with everyone you’ve invited. This gives everyone a chance to eat the same meal and have the same experience no matter where they are. The CDC recommends that people only celebrate Thanksgiving with their household to try to stop the relentless spread of the virus. Make sure you include a timeline so people can time all of their work for the same time to eat at the same time. This is also the perfect time to finally get the recipe for that one dish that you’ve always wanted.

This also means beverages.

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No dinner gathering is complete without the beverages. So, if you are creating an special cocktails or seasonal drinks, include those in the recipe list. It’s not a party if people aren’t letting loose to feel the holiday spirit.

Make sure you remind everyone of the time to start. You know how our families are.

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This one is serious. We all know that one person in the family that makes everything run late. Either they are late or don’t pay attention to things and end up making everything take so much longer. You might want to tell those who are always late that the gathering is earlier than it is so they are finally on time.

If you are meeting people for Thanksgiving, take all of the necessary precautions to stay safe.

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Some people just can’t help it and need to be around people for the holidays. If you do, there are things you can do to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible. Avoid being indoors for long periods of time. It is better to hang out outside. When inside you should wear a mask the entire time. For dinner, find a way to eat outside. If it is a warmer climate for you, have a nice picnic and with everyone. Create some space to keep everyone safe and you can still have a wonderful time.

We can do this if we do it together. Have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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