AceShowbiz - Mariah Carey will release her new holiday single this Friday (05Nov21).
The self-proclaimed Queen of Christmas announced new single "Fall in Love at Christmas" on social media, with the track featuring singer-songwriter Khalid and U.S. choir director and gospel singer Kirk Franklin.
Alongside a snippet of the R&B ballad, she shared the single artwork, featuring photos of the three collaborators as children against Christmas wrapping paper.
Earlier this week, the "Oh Santa!" hitmaker officially kicked off the 2021 festivities with a special video clip featuring her destroying Halloween decorations and declaring "It's Time."
She also hinted at the new single; as she played with presents and threw fake snow up in the air, the camera panned to one Christmas present that had the date "11/5" decorated on it.
The video ended with the message, "It's Time!!! To smash that pumpkin and treat it as pie… cause we still gotta get through Thanksgiving!!!"
Mariah Carey has one of the biggest festive songs of all time, "All I Want for Christmas Is You". It was turned into a children's book in 2015 and family movie in 2017.
It has been covered many times by big stars and got a star-studded makeover in 2019 to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Reynolds, Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper, Jamie Foxx, Olivia Newton-John, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, and Tyler Perry were among the celebrity cameos.
Mariah gushed, "This is one of the best Christmas gifts I could ever have gotten. I am so thankful to all of my friends and favorite artists who participated in this video. You brought a huge smile to my face. THANK YOU!"