Mariah Carey is a queen, there’s no doubt about it. She will also be forever attached to the holiday season. Carey, his fans, and Board Everyone have dubbed her the “Queen of Christmas”.
It’s a fun moniker and not entirely false, of course, since starting sometime after Halloween, everyone in America stuns with her song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Now, Carey and her team want to trademark the word for them. Is this a good idea or pure arrogance? I know how I feel.
yes she is a queen
I’m not going to fight the argument that Mariah Carey is the “queen of Christmas” in modern pop music. According to reliable sources, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has sold several obscene copies over the years – upwards of 16 million. It was a slow burn. The song debuted on Mariah Carey’s 1994 album. appeared in merry Christmas And it immediately added to the holiday playlists of mall stores across the country.
It would take the song over a decade to go gold and over two decades to go platinum. As of 2019, however, it was a certified smash. It reached number one on the charts in the US for the first time that year. It topped the UK charts for the first time in a year. Now, the song isn’t only heard in shops and restaurants, it’s on everyone’s holiday playlists at home too.
Is Mariah Carey the only queen of Christmas, though?
Given the impressive success of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Carey and her lawyers have filed an application for trademarks on the nicknames “Queen of Christmas,” “Princess Christmas,” and “Princess of Christmas.” For me, it is pure arrogance. Never mind that there is no point in being both queen and princess of something.
Or the fact that there are over two billion Christians in the world who view Christmas as one of the holiest days on the calendar. Or that more people celebrate it as a secular holiday, especially when it comes to music. The idea that a person, a pop star no less, can only be the “Queen of Christmas”, is very unpleasant.
For starters, how many Christians would feel more critical of Carrie than saying to the Virgin Mary at Christmas? What about the more than 100 million Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world who watch Queen Elizabeth as Head of Her Church, Sure, she’s a figurehead, but she’s also an actual queen. Tossing around the name “Queen of Christmas” is a pretty bold move in light of all this.
ya Darlene love
Long before “All I Want for Christmas Is You” started coming out from every speaker in America every December, there was Darlene Love. In 1963, Love recorded “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for Phil Spector. The song’s success is remarkably similar to that of Carey. It was not an instant hit, as it took years to build. By the ’80s, however, it was huge, and it would only continue to grow in popularity.
Love sang the first song Late Night with David Letterman It became an annual tradition for them to perform the song in the final episode of Letterman’s show before Christmas in 1986, and for the next 28 years. in 2008, Rolling stone Ranked it at the top of their “Greatest Rock and Roll Christmas Songs” list. It was also covered by Mariah Carey merry Christmas.
Looks like Darlene Love has good reason to hold back from the idea that Mariah Carey is the only “Queen of Christmas.” In a Facebook post, Love clarified what she thinks of the effort to trademark the name, “
Is it true that Mariah Carey trades as the ‘Queen of Christmas’? What does that mean? That I can’t use that title? A year before David Letterman officially released ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You 29 years ago I was declared the Queen of Christmas and at 81 I am something Not even changing. I’ve been in the business for 52 years, earned it, and can still hit.
Elizabeth Chan has been calling herself the “Queen of Christmas” for years, though she hasn’t attempted to trademark it. She’s pushing even harder than Love, filing an official reprimand with the Patent and Trademark Office in an attempt to stop Carrie. in a statement to Diversity Chan recounted how ridiculous it is that Carey should be the only person allowed to use the word, adding:
“Christmas has come before any of us on earth, and hopefully will be after any of us on earth and I feel very strongly that no one should hold anything around Christmas Or don’t monopolize the way Maria wants it to be She’s trying to trademark it in every conceivable way — clothing, wine products, masks, dog collars — it’s all over the map. If you knit the ‘Queen of Christmas’ sweater, you can get it from anyone on Etsy. And should be able to sell it so they can buy it for their grandma. That’s crazy — it would take the breadth of registration.”
In fact, there’s nothing more to say, Chan calls it exactly what it is. Mariah Carey is an amazing singer and one of the biggest pop stars of the past 30 years, but she’s not the only queen at Christmas.