It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mimi…
Is it even the most wonderful time of the year until you’ve heard the opening bars of All I Want For Christmas Is You at least ten dozen times? We think not.
Mariah Carey is he ultimate diva and the queen of Christmas. Every year Mimi, 48, makes it her mission to spread festive cheer all around the world – and she does it so well.
Here’s just five of the times Mariah proved she should just change her name to Mrs Claus…
All I Want For Christmas Is You
It’s a classic and December wouldn’t be the same without Mariah’s 1994 hit. Co-written and produced by woman herself, AIWFCIY has sold around 14 million copies worldwide and nets Mariah a staggering £376,000 a year!
Her Rockefeller Centre Holiday performances
For the past five years Mariah has kicked off Christmas in New York City with a magical performance at the Rockefeller Centre. In 2014 some people – who can only be described as Scrooges – claimed MC’s vocals aren’t what they used to be.
Her debut Christmas album came out more than 20 YEARS ago, people… of course her voice has changed!
Her fabulously festive outfits
Mariah Carey looks sensational all the time, but only she can basically dress up as a Christmas tree and still pull it off. Whether it’s sparkles in red, silver and/or gold or a daring white fur-trimmed Santa’s outfit, Mimi always brings the holiday cheer.
Her proper family Christmases
She and Nick Cannon split in December 2014, but Mariah teams up with her ex-husband every year to give their five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe a proper family Christmas – MC style, of course. Because she knows it’s the most important time of the year, dahlings…
THIS song with John Legend
All of Mariah’s Christmas songs are brilliant, but our second favourite (after AIWFCIY) is When Christmas Comes with John Legend. It’s festive, it’s soulful and the video is totally fabulous.
Having just wrapped up her annual Christmas tour, Mariah took her kids for a spot of skiing before settling down for December 25 this year.
Sharing some snaps on Instagram, she said: ‘Shutting down the slopes with demkids ❄🥰🎿😇 Keeping it festive despite my lingering cold 😩’
She then shared another adorable picture of her and her son cosying up on the sofa with their dog – with the singer even sporting a Santa hat.
Merry Christmas Mariah and co!