Mariah Carey is doing her bit to make this holiday season a bit more festive — courtesy of an upcoming Christmas special for Apple TV+. And she’s bringing a whole lot of friends with her.
In a sneak preview posted on Twitter with the message “One week to go,” Carey showed what we can expect from the upcoming Magical Christmas Special, arriving on Apple TV+ December 4.
Alongside Mariah, it will include appearances by (deep breath) Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland, and plenty of others.
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— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 27, 2020
When The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the Mariah Carey Christmas special earlier this year, it described it as:
“an innovative special that will mix music, dancing and animation driven by a universally heartwarming story that brings the world together.”
The special coincides with the 25th anniversary of Carey’s hit album, Merry Christmas. Its first single, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is one of her best-known tracks of all time.
Holiday specials on Apple TV+
This isn’t the first seasonal special Apple TV+ has featured. Earlier this year, it debuted a special short film for Earth Day. Apple has also acquired the rights to the classic Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving holiday specials starring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. A Charlie Brown Christmas will debut December 4, alongside Mariah’s Magical Christmas Special.
Mariah’s Magical Christmas Special will be available to watch on Apple TV+ starting next Friday. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. It is free for a maximum of one year if you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV. You can also get a reduction on Apple TV+ by buying a subscription to the Apple One bundle.
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