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Breaking News: The Queen Of Christmas Has Officially Declared It The Holiday Season

The Easter bunny and the Groundhog have their place in wrangling in their respective seasons and so does Mariah Carey. The Queen of Christmas has officially cut the tape and welcomed in the Christmas season. Cue the jingle bells, falling snowflakes, and the songbird supreme’s breathy Christmas soundtracks we all hold dear.

The Christmas Queen says it’s officially Christmas and so it is so.

The announcement comes after a declaration from Carey last week that it wasn’t appropriate to play Christmas music yet.

In a hilarious post to her Instagram page, Carey shared a series of video clips of her proclaim that it was “not yet” Christmas. 

After a fun Halloween night with friends, the chanteuse shared a hilarious video declaring “breaking news” that the holiday season was officially here. 

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In a short clip shared to her Instagram Carey was dressed in her  ’80s rocker- themed Halloween suit (paired with a fantastic wig) and fell  asleep in her bed at 11:59 p.m.  The video showed the clock officially striking midnight and the date changing to November 1st just as Carey’s iconic holiday single, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” played out. Carey wakes up in the video wearing Christmas pajamas and to a phone call from Santa Claus. It isn’t until Santa greets her with a Ho Ho Ho that Carey proclaims “it’s time!”

It might just be the start of November, but Carey (the official Reina de Christmas) has spoken and fans are already the holiday spirit. 

Not only were Carey’s fan’s on board, but celebrities were quick to reply with excitement as well.

Kelly Ripa replied “YES IT IS!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Actress Lacey Chabert of Mean Girls wrote It’s time!!!!!🎄😂”

While Reese Witherspoon replied “YESSSS!”

But the fun declaration isn’t the only one by Carey being used by the songstress to ring in the holiday season.

In just the past three days, Carey has shared four other posts about her excitement for Christmas. “Kicking off the festivities with a brand new video cut for All I Want For Christmas Is You (Unreleased Video Footage) ❄🎄 hope you like it!!! Link in bio 💖” In a more recent post to her Instagram, Carey announced she was kicking off the holiday festivities with a new cut of her “All I Want For Christmas Is You” music video. 

She also kicked of the Christmas commercial season with an advertisement for Walkers Chips.

In the video Carey can be seen singing her classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” song and fighting for a bag of the British snack food Walkers. In a post to her Instagram page promoting the commercial, Carey wrote What I really want for Christmas…
#MustBeWalkers @walkers_crisps.” 

The British commercial is just one UK-derived project for the star.

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@CosmopolitanUK December Issue ❄️ Out Now!

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Carey also shared to her Instagram on early Monday that she has been featured in Cosmo UK’s December Issue with the theme Sleigh Girl Sleigh. In her profile with the UK magazine, Carey revealed how she wrote “All I Want For Christmas Is You”: “”I just sat down, decorated a little tree and put on It’s A Wonderful Life and tried to get into that mood. Then I sat in this small room with a keyboard and started doing little melodies and stuff. I was going over all the things I think about at Christmas time that make me happy and how to turn it around and make it into a love song.” It also details just how the singer celebrates Christmas in her own home. These moments include “getting into a zen Christmas Zone: “I will only allow a harmonious day in my house – you have to comply or you can get out. That’s how you avoid the arguments. You’re not invited if you’re going to cause any drama. There are no fights on Christmas.” and booking a flight to Aspen “

“Christmas officially starts on the 23rd with my extended family. We’re not together, but Nick [Cannon, Mariah’s ex-husband and father to her twins] will usually come by. And usually we’re in Aspen. When I get off the plane, our drivers have All I Want For Christmas… playing, we have hot cocoa and some butterscotch schnapps. Then we’ll go through the woods on a two- horse open sleigh with blankets and real reindeer. It’s freezing cold but it’s beautiful and you’re looking at the stars. It’s an incredible moment I love every year.” Carey admits that she also has two Christmas trees, which includes on in her bedroom and plays party games with her kids.

The takeaways? Mariah Carey has a Christmas celebration that not even your Madre can compete with and Christmas is officially OFFICIALLY here! 

Classic Christmas Song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Gets PC Makeover For 21st Century

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Classic Christmas Song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Gets PC Makeover For 21st Century

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We are in a new era in which women are demanding equal pay and saying enough is enough when it comes to sexual abuse. It’s a new stance that stems from the “Me Too” Movement and the “Women’s March” that shows women do not have to take it anymore. If you are woke you cannot be inappropriate. If you’re a fan of the cancel culture, then it’s time to shut out things from the past than don’t get a free pass any longer, including some of your most favorite things.

In light of the “Me Too” movement and canceling men who are too aggressive, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have released a new version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” that puts men and women on equal footing.

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The old classic Christmas song is part of Legend’s new Christmas special on Dec. 1 called “Christmas Under The Stars” that will air on BYUtv. Legend said it was time to change the original version because that song wasn’t acceptable anymore. Legend wrote the song with actress Natasha Rothwell from “Insecure.”

Before we discuss the new version, here’s the original version, which was written in 1944. 

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The song, written by Frank Loesser, became a hit after it was featured in the 1949 movie “Neptune’s Daughter.” It was performed by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán. It also went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 22nd Academy Awards. The scene shows actress Williams attempting to leave and Montalbán’s character is trying to persuade her to stay. 

Here’s a portion of the problematic lyrics:

The neighbors might think, (baby, it’s bad out there)/ Say, what’s in this drink? (No cabs to be had out there)/ I wish I knew how, your eyes are like starlight now (To break this spell), I’ll take your hat, (your hair looks swell)/ I ought to say no, no, no, (mind if I move in closer?)/ At least I’m gonna say that I tried, (what’s the sense in hurting my pride?)/ I really can’t stay, (baby don’t hold out)/ Ah, but it’s cold outside.

Interestingly enough, this song wasn’t supposed to be in the film at all. The movie would have featured another Loesser song called “(I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China.” However, the song was replaced because the studio felt it was inappropriate. They instead included “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” So, even back then they understood what would be seen as offensive. However, they had no issue with singing about a woman that is forced to stay with a man.

Here is the new politically correct/ anti-rape version of the song. 

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Here are some of the lyrics. 

“I really can’t stay (Baby, it’s cold outside)/ I’ve got to go away (But, I can call you a ride)/ This evening has been (I’m so glad that you dropped in)/ So very nice (Time spent with you is paradise)/ My mom will start to worry (I’ll call the car and tell him to hurry)/ My daddy will be pacing the floor (Wait, what are you still livin’ at home for?)/ So, really, I’d better scurry (Your driver, his name is Murray)/ But maybe just a half a drink more (Oh, we’re both adults, so who’s keepin’ score?)/

AND

I ought to say, “No, no, no, sir” (Then you really ought to go, go, go)/ At least I’m gonna say that I tried (Well, Murray, he just pulled up outside)/

AND

I simply should go (Text me when you get home)/ Oh I’m supposed to say no (Mm, I guess that’s respectable)/ This welcome has been (I’ve been lucky that you dropped in)/ So nice and warm (But you better go before it storms).

You get the point. 

The obvious difference between the original and the new version is that the male isn’t insisting that she stays. If she wants to leave, he is helping her do just that, and not forcing her to stay. 

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Legend tweeted, “New version of #BabyItsColdOutside! A welcome update or ‘PC Culture run amok & destroying everything great in the history of music?’ (🙄). You decide.”

So what does the world think about this new version for the Me Too era?

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It’s actually a mixed bag. Some people like it, some don’t.

At least one person has an issue with the new song because of this lyric…

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So, we guess Legend is now shaming people who still live at home? Wow.

But if you’re seriously not into the new version, it’s okay, you can still listen to the old one.

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Then again, it looks like Legend and Clarkson got rid of the old song for good.

READ: John Legend’s New Music Video Centered Around Immigration and Deportation Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

Lizzo Fans Did Some Digging And Found Out That Lizzo Once Did A Holiday Song And It Totally Slaps

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Lizzo Fans Did Some Digging And Found Out That Lizzo Once Did A Holiday Song And It Totally Slaps

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Mariah Carey has dubbed it official, the holiday tunes season is here and it’s time to blast al of the jingle bell rocks and adoring songs about Santa. On the heels of the chanteuse’s announcement, Black queen and power songstress Lizzo has announced that she is ready to have her music inducted into the Christmas canon. 

In a post to her Twitter page earlier this week, the “Truth Hurts” singer informed fans that she has a Christmas Song.

In celebration of the Christmas season, Lizzo shared with friends on Twitter that she intact has a Christmas song by writing “I HAVE A CHRISTMAS SONG.”

Sí mi gente, it turns out the maker of some of the best lyrics gone viral this year has an actual honest-to-god Christmas album. The sad news is that your sorry ears are kind of late to the game. It’s true, the singer released a delightful song for the cuffing-season anthem, a song called “Never Felt Like Christmas,” way back in 2015. The festive and romantic song contains sees Lizzo sing about “Sugar plums and candy canes, they did nothing for me / You could find me home alone and ordering Chinese / But now I save that old fruit cake ’cause there’s enough for two / It never felt like Christmas ’til I spent it with you.” 

PLEASE SANTA let Lizzo release a 2019 Part II of the song because we need the holiday beats!

The holiday bop might not be particularly new, but it is new to fans who have only recently come to adore the singer this year. 

In her 2015 song, Lizzo shares a song that speaks to the charming and exhausting aspects of the Christmas season including “carolers singing off-key” and “50-something street.”

Speaking about the song, Lizzo shared with fans on her Youtube Channel her reason for originally writing the holiday beat.

“I’ve always loved Christmas music. Working in retail deferred my love for it, but time heals all wounds. Ricky Reed and I really enjoyed ourselves in the studio trying to reimagine the modern-day Christmas love story. Not everybody’s in the Christmas spirit these days, but love can give even the biggest Scrooge a little holiday cheer.” the singer wrote. ” 

Fans of Lizzo are already rooting for her song to be a classic, just like a certain Christmas Queen who came before her. 

“Best Christmas pop song in a long time! Brilliant! I’m fa-la-la-la-ling in love with this song!” one user wrote in the comments section of her song’s post. 

Still waiting for this gem to be on spotify. Also waiting for Lizzo to come to Montreal 🤧,” Shadey.xo said in another comment. 

Another sweet post commented I like this song. But I don’t know the lyrics. Please tell me the lyrics for studying English. Thank you..” Which TBH listening to Lizzo to learn English is the sweetest thing.

There’s no doubt, Lizzo has a knack for turning words into a number one hit.

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Not long before Lizzo took a DNA test that revealed she was in fact, 100 percent that b*tch, sis left her heartbroken like the rest of us mortals. Turns out that shitty ex-boyfriends happen even to the best of us. 

In case you missed it, Lizzo got personal with Billboard and revealed that the song actually came from a bad breakup. The singer-rapper-flutist disclosed that “Truth Hurts” —an anthem against good-for-nothing men—came from heartbreak and tears; “That’s how hit records are made. They’re made from the heart. They’re made from tears. They’re made from fears. And they’re made from happy endings.”

Lizzo went into the studio after receiving an upsetting voicemail and didn’t even want to be there.

Not long before Lizzo took a DNA test that revealed she was in fact, 100 percent that b*tch, sis left her heartbroken like the rest of us mortals. Turns out that shitty ex-boyfriends happen even to the best of us. 

In case you missed it, Lizzo got personal with Billboard and revealed that the song actually came from a bad breakup. The singer-rapper-flutist disclosed that “Truth Hurts” —an anthem against good-for-nothing men—came from heartbreak and tears; “That’s how hit records are made. They’re made from the heart. They’re made from tears. They’re made from fears. And they’re made from happy endings.”

Lizzo went into the studio after receiving an upsetting voicemail and didn’t even want to be there.

The singer told Billboard that when she went into the studio to record, two years ago, she had just been dumped…over the phone, and didn’t even want to be there. “I was so upset and depressed and sad,” she remembers. The singer went on to retell how she had just received a voicemail from a guy telling her not to call him anymore because he was getting back together with his ex. Gives more meaning to the words “Don’t text me, tell it straight to my face,” right?

As Lizzo was telling producer Ricky Reed all about the Minnesota Vikings player in her DMs and having to wash her ex out of her hair, she noticed as she was talking, that Reed was writing. When she asked what he was doing, he replied, “I hope you know you just wrote a song.” Everything fell into place from there.