Halloween is old news, and Mariah Carey is retaking her annual holiday throne. The perennial chart-topper sat down with Gayle King on CBS Mornings today (November 10) to promote her new children’s book, aptly titled The Christmas Princess, and King punctuated the segment with an early gift for fans.
Carey’s two-hour CBS special Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To All! will air December 20 on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. and subsequently stream on Paramount+. The special will be filmed during her December 13 show at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
This Christmas present will unwrap on 12/20…
Mariah & CBS pic.twitter.com/BntKCNX8u0
— CBS (@CBS) November 10, 2022
It’s almost time NEW YORK + TORONTO!! Come celebrate Christmas with me this December! lil’ excited lil’ excited to be back on stage and get festive with everybody!! Tickets on sale 10/28 at 10am on https://t.co/jDDh4ZemD4 pic.twitter.com/i5bghjIc0X
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 24, 2022
“Expect the unexpected. I don’t know, darling,” she told Fallon. “Well, we went on sale with the presale, right? And that happened like — that was a quick moment, I heard. … I realized that the best thing I could do is just talk to the fans, be with the fans, sing to the fans, with them, and it’s an inclusive experience. It’s so fun. The last time we did Madison Square Garden was pre-COVID [in] 2019. The most fun I ever had doing a show because it snows. I don’t want to give it away. I don’t want to give it away. But it’s festive.”
Watch Carey’s sit-down with King above.