When is it too early to play Christmas music? The age-old debate has stimulated the discussion among music fans, people celebrating the holidays and scrooges alike. It’s not surprising that Mariah Carey’s 1994 classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” often comes closer to Christmas time, but this year she responded to fans who are already releasing the beloved tune by saying it’s too early for the Christmas hit.
not yet https://t.co/vV6sxtoS8M
– Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 29, 2020
In a tweet on Thursday morning, Carey responded to a fan who posted a screenshot of Google Trends showing the search for “mariah carey all i want for christmas”. The chart shows upward trends in search queries that begin in late October and November and peak in December. The Twitter user focused on a small recent upward curve and noted: “It happens”.
Carey quote – twittered the fan and simply wrote “not yet”. It’s not clear if she means that she feels it’s too early to hear the song (after all, Halloween isn’t over yet) or if she thinks it’s just a false start and people will really start listening in a few weeks. In a 2019 video she tweeted, Carey seemed to suggest that she didn’t think it was appropriate to listen to Christmas music before the clock strikes midnight on November 1.
Breaking News âï¸ pic.twitter.com/PBwOYLRpJK
– Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 1, 2019
Although Carey said it wasn’t time yet, the fans exchanged memes and answers and told her that they are already ready to repeat their 1994 vacation album Merry Christmas.
HIS TIME MARIAH pic.twitter.com/SzHPTMZ1Fd
– Music box (@meltriahaway) October 29, 2020
It is also worth mentioning that Wednesday was the 26th anniversary of the song’s release. Although the song is almost 30 years old, fans have long since celebrated it, and in 2019 Carey’s Christmas song broke records by topping the Billboard Hot 100 charts. According to the New York Times, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” was both the first Christmas song to reach number one since Alvin and the Chipmunks in 1960 and the song that took the longest to reach number one.
At a recent appearance in Billboard’s “Quizzed” series, Carey appeared with writer and comedy actress Tina Fey to talk about “Mean Girls”. One of the quiz questions Fey asked was what song the Plastics dance to at the talent show in the film. Carey correctly answered “Jingle Bell Rock” but said, “I’m a little disappointed they’re not dancing to my song, but ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ is a little older than ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’, so that’s okay,” she told Fey.
Fey said she could license the song for a sequel and offered her a role in a possible Mean Girls sequel. “I definitely want to be in it,” Carey said. “Maybe I could be friends with the cool [mom], Amy Poehler, like her other friend who wears sweat suits.
Carey’s publicist did not respond in time to the request for a comment on the publication sent to Tekk.tv by e-mail.