As she did last year, the famously Christmas-loving Mariah Carey is humorously declaring that with Halloween over, now comes the Yuletide.
"IT’S TIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!!!" Carey, 53, wrote across her social media at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, along with holiday emoji and the hashtag "#MariahSZN" (Mariah season).
Attached was a 35-second video of the global music star in a formfitting PVC catsuit and a witches' hat, riding an exercise bicycle in a spooky woodlands set adorned with fallen leaves and jack-o'-lanterns. She pedals and lip-syncs to music and a cackling laugh evoking Margaret Hamilton's Miss Gulch in "The Wizard of Oz" until a calendar page reading "Nov. 1" swirls in to fill the screen.
With a burst of color the scene transforms to Carey in Christmas attire, seated atop a faux reindeer and exulting in the season as snow falls and her signature song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" begins to play.
"It’s officially that time of year!!!! #QoC," commented her boyfriend, choreographer Bryan Tanaka, on Instagram, with a hashtag for "Queen of Christmas."
"This is ICONIC," added former "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Stephanie Beatriz. Comedian Billy Eichner assured, "This elf is ready!!!!" Supportive comments also came from socialite Paris Hilton, media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Bravo producer and late-night talk-show host Andy Cohen.
Tuesday additionally saw the release of Carey's new children's book "The Christmas Princess," cowritten by her memoir collaborator, Michaela Angela Davis, with illustrations by Fuuji Takashi.
Carey, born in Huntington and raised there and in Melville, Northport and Greenlawn, released her perennial hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in 1994. Throughout her career she has had holiday concert tours and residences, and has released holiday-themed programming including the animated feature "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (2017) and the Apple TV+ special "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" (2020).
The five-time Grammy Award winner recently added a second date to the Madison Square Garden stop on her new "Merry Christmas To All!" concert mini-tour, with Dec. 16 joining the original Dec. 13.