- A Dallas bar said they’ll skip “All I Want For Christmas Is You” before December.
- In response, Mariah Carey shared a photo of herself in armor.
- Early Monday morning, Carey shared a video of herself celebrating Christmas to the tune of the song.
Mariah Carey playfully hit back at Texas bar that said her hit song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” “will be skipped” on the jukebox before Christmas – and only played once a night after that.
National Review critic Kyle Smith first tweeted a photo of the sign on October 22, writing that he had spotted it attached to a “Dallas jukebox” without naming the bar.
After Twitter user @ntferny retweeted the photo two days later with the caption: “Is this the war on Christmas I’ve heard about?” it caught Carey’s attention.
In her response to the sign on Thursday, the singer simply shared a photo of herself dressed in battle armor, holding a sword. The picture appears to be a screenshot from a 2015 advertisement for the mobile video game, “Game of War,” where Carey made an appearance.
-Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) October 22, 2021
-Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 28, 2021
While the Dallas bar might not want to play “All I Want For Christmas Is You” for another month, Carey is ready to get festive.
Early Monday morning, she shared an Instagram reel of herself celebrating Christmas to the tune of the 1994 song. Carey, dressed as Santa in a sequined-red outfit, was surrounded by fake snow, candy canes, and stockings on the fireplace.
One of the gifts shown in the reel had 11/5 inscribed on it, possibly hinting that she has something in the works for that date.
Carey started the short video by smashing pumpkins that read, “It’s not time,” sending the message that Halloween is over and it’s almost time for Christmas.
“It’s time to smash that pumpkin and treat it as pie,” the video read as it ended. “Cause we still gotta get through Thanksgiving!!!”
“All I Want for Christmas is You” is one of Carey’s most popular songs, bringing the singer more than $US60 ($AU80) million in royalties. Last year, it had an average of about one million daily streams during the last week of November.