Mariah Carey closed out this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a performance of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – watch it below.
Carey rounded up the Thanksgiving festivities with her iconic Christmas hit, joined by her 11-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, who sang and danced by her side.
Watch the performance below.
Earlier this month, the singer was denied the ‘Queen of Christmas’ a trademark after a bid to exclusively own the title.
The application was denied after the star’s company, Lotion LLC, did not respond to opposition from singer Elizabeth Chan, who the New Yorker described as the “queen of Christmas” in 2018.
If the trademark had been successful, it would have given Carey the legal right to stop others from using the title in music or merchandise. The US Patent and Trademark Office also denied her a trademark on ‘QOC’ and ‘Princess Christmas’.
“I’m so happy,” Chan told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s my life’s work.” She previously told Variety that she opposed Carey trademarking ‘Queen of Christmas’ because “no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolise it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity”.
She added: “Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared; it’s not meant to be owned.”
Happy Thanksgiving!!!🍁 Grateful and so proud of my beautiful kids Roc and Roe, grateful for the lambily and for the precious moments in life. ❤️❤️❤️ Now it’s reaaaallly time!!! 🎄🎅🏼 pic.twitter.com/pkWk5TJUZ2
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 24, 2022
In December 2020, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ topped the UK charts for the first time, 26 years after it was released.
Speaking to NME about the honour in her Big Read cover interview, Carey said: ““It means that someone smarter than myself suggested I do a Christmas album as a young, young girl and I was like: ‘Hmmm – doesn’t that happen later in life?’”
“And then I said, ‘But you know what? I love Christmas!’.”