Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson And More Join Mariah Carey's Christmas Special

'Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special' will feature celebrity appearances by and musical collaborations with Grande, Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish and more
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The diva that brought us "All I Want for Christmas is You" is offering up another holiday hit this year with the release of a Christmas special on Apple TV+ as well as a festive single. Never one to underestimate star power, Mariah Carey confirms that both projects will include a number of celebrity cameos.

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special, a holiday show featuring music, dance and more, will feature appearances by Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mykal-Michelle Harris (who starred in last year's updated music video for Carey's blockbuster carol), alongside Carey's nine-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe

Coinciding with the special's premiere on Apple TV+ on December 4, Carey will also unveil a new rendition of "Oh Santa!", which the singer originally released on her 2010 album, Merry Christmas II You. Carey has tapped Grande and Hudson for the revamped track and an accompanying MV that will debut on the same day.

Fans can also expect "new interpretations" of Carey's favourite festive tunes on the soundtrack of the Magical Christmas Special, which will release via Apple on December 4 and on other platforms December 11.

No stranger to the magic of Christmas, Carey has hosted a holiday residency in New York City for five years straight. From 2014 to 2019, All I Want for Christmas is You, a Night of Joy and Festivity was put on at the Beacon Theatre, delighting each holiday season with Carey's sparkling production and Christmas classics.

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