Mariah Carey is being reminded she is not the only ‘Queen of Christmas’.
Mariah Carey has faced backlash for her attempt to trademark the title ‘Queen of Christmas’. Two other singers known for recording holiday music, Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan, have expressed their dismay with Carey’s application.
Carey has been a Christmas music icon since her release of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ in 1994. The song has made history by achieving three distinct No.1 runs on the Billboard charts. It has amassed over 80 million streams, and almost 15 thousand sold.
Due to Carey’s position as a staple in the holiday season, she filed an application to trademark the title ‘Queen of Christmas’ along with ‘Princess of Christmas’ and ‘Christmas Princess’. However, Carey is now being reminded that she is not the only Queen of Christmas.
Darlene Love took to Facebook to write, “David Letterman declared me the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before [Carey] released “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and at 81 years of age I’m NOT changing anything.” Further stating, “If Mariah has a problem call David or my lawyer!!”
Elizabeth Chan, exclusive singer of holiday music has also been referred to as “The Queen of Christmas” by the New Yorker.
She filed a declaration of opposition to Carey’s trademark application, stating “I feel very strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolise it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity. Christmas if for everyone. It’s meant to be shared; it’s not meant to be owned.”
Carey’s application was filed in March 2021, and made public in July of 2022. She or her representatives have yet to reply to Love and Chan’s opposition.