The Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey’s festive musical, Mariah’s Magical Christmas Special, premiered on Apple Tv on Friday evening. The 43-minute special has received raving reviews with Oprah herself revealing that she had “the perfect girls night in,” when she watched it with her nieces.
Mariah’s Magical Christmas Special is a musical that follows a story about how Mariah saves Christmas that was almost cancelled due to a gloomy 2020. The production wittily tells the story through some incredible Christmas carols.
An Apple TV viewer revealed that he “unexpectedly burst into tears,” because Mariah’s “commitment to spreading joy is unmatched”. The special comes at a time when the world is dealing with the pandemic that has practically put pretty much everything including concerts to a standstill.
“I’ve been working on this Christmas special since last February,” Mariah said. However, when lockdown restrictions were put in place it made it difficult for her team to continue working on it. Fortunately for Mariah, “the folks at Apple were so incredibly supportive to make sure that this special happened”.
The musical features a number of songs including Mariah’s popular hit All I Want For Christmas Is You. It also includes Oh Santa which she performs alongside Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson.
And as a special treat for viewers, Snoop Dog makes a guest appearance as Santa Claus and Tiffany Haddish as the story narrator.