It’s not even Halloween yet and the first shoots of Christmas cheer are already popping up. Too soon! How do we know it’s a bit early to start leaning into the holiday season? Christmas Queen herself Mariah Carey said so. In a hilarious video posted on Wednesday night (Oct. 20), Mariah chilled out in her dressing room as a friend wearing an MC-themed “Get Festive” Santa hoodie announced — in Portuguese for some reason — “Look what I found today! Can I wear it?”
Wagging her finger, Mariah cheerfully responded “Not yet!” followed by an adorable smile and shrug. And she should know, because Carey is the undisputed titan of tinsel time thanks to her 1994 classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for the second time last December.
In addition to “All I Want” becoming a perennial holiday smash, Carey’s barometer of when it’s too early to unwrap your holiday cheer has become an annual tradition as well. Last year, Carey told some of the Lambily to pump the brakes when she saw that the song was already picking up steam just a few days before Halloween.
“Not yet,” she responded to a post that declared “it’s happening” alongside a Google Trends graph showing the rise and fall of interest in the song over the previous 16 years. Of course, just a few days later Carey was back with a short video in which she gets a call from Santa telling her it’s time to bust out the wrapping paper and Christmas cheer.
Check out Mariah’s tweet below.