Like a rooster announcing the morning, so too does Mariah Carey beckon in the coming Christmas every November 1st. Sadly for her, she won’t be able to do so with exclusive trademark rights to the title “Queen of Christmas” since the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rejected Mariah’s prior request. Well, she can’t cash in as big as she wanted to, but at least Dolly Parton still thinks of Mariah as the Queen of Christmas!
You don’t become one of the most beloved human beings (citation needed) on the planet without showing at least a little bit of humility, even if it’s unearned. So even though Dolly Parton has released three Christmas albums, four Christmas movies (plus a new special on the way), and wears enough baubles and sparklers, ON A RANDOM TUESDAY IN JUNE, to light the entirety of the Rockefeller Center Christmas extravaganza, when Better Homes & Garden tried to call her “The Queen of Christmas,” a designation that Mariah Carey has sought to legally secure, Dolly told them “Now, don’t you say that!” Dolly knows which side of her biscuit is buttered! And she absolutely wasn’t going to let some whippersnapper drag her to hell with him by pitting her against Mariah in a battle for seasonal supremacy.
Now that the macabre and gore of Halloween has descended back into the pits of Hell, the Mistress of Mistletoe, Mariah Carey, yodeled out her holiday siren’s wail to announce, like the Peanuts gang, that Christmastiiimeee…is here. Well, not really, but as soon as those pumpkins get turned into pumpkin pie, Mariah is ready to straddle her reindeer to spread cheer across the land for weeks. And in tribute to her most lucrative holiday, Mariah wants us all to glaze over Thanksgiving and sing Christmas carols for the next sixty days until the new year rolls in to give us the reset we all need.
One might assume based on context clues such as *checks notes* becoming an actress, marrying a prince, being addressed unironically as a Duchess, getting super into British hats and tiaras, co-orchestrating a split from the Royal Family causing an international uproar, coyly teasing details about the reasons why on Oprah, coyly teasing a “groundbreaking” podcast for two years and then inviting Mariah Carey on said podcast to discuss what it means to be a “diva,” that Meghan Markle might feel some sort of personal connection to the word. But nope.
Mariah Carey Faces Backlash From Singers Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan Over The Trademark Rights To “Queen of Christmas”
I’m pretty sure as the holidays sneak up on us, Mariah Carey is preparing her vocal cords to belt out All I Want For Christmas Is You for the ga-jillionth time. However, this year she plans on giving herself the gift that keeps on giving; a trademark. Recently, Mariah spoke of filing for legal rights over the term Queen of Christmas. However, two other lady singers, Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan, have also been associated with the term Queen of Christmas and they are not going to allow Mariah and her Grinch-like ways to capitalize on a term she has no direct rights to.
Queen of the Christmas season and bringer of misery to all mall workers out there, Mariah Carey is facing a little legal challenge over one of her songs. Nothing special, really. Just the megahit All I Want For Christmas Is You! The leader of the lambs has been slapped with a lawsuit from songwriter Andy Stone who claims that Mimi essentially stole it from him. Guess Andy is looking for an early Christmas present in the form of a big fat paycheck!