Mariah Carey brings some holiday magic in the trailer for her upcoming Christmas special starring Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson
Mariah Carey is bringing some holiday magic as 2020 comes to a close.
The trailer for her upcoming Christmas production, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, dropped on Friday and promises to be the festive bonanza everyone needs after a difficult year.
The special will be exclusive to Apple TV+ subscribers and is set to premiere on December 4, with Sony Pictures Television handling TV syndication of the feature.
Coming soon: The trailer for Mariah Carey’s upcoming Christmas Special, set to debut on December 4, dropped on Friday
The trailer begins with Tiffany Haddish opening up a book as she narrates the story.
The clip gives a nod to coronavirus, with a snowman wearing a face mask showing up next to a closed sign.
Haddish then notes that ‘Santa decided the season couldn’t be merry without the one and only Mariah Carey!’
The Fantasy singer adds: ‘This season, we could all use a little magic’ before dropping a curtain and revealing a snowy village landscape full of dancers, twirlers, and candy canes as her 1994 standard All I Want for Christmas Is You begins to play.
The trailer begins with Tiffany Haddish opening up a boo and setting a framing device for the special.
The Fantasy singer adds: ‘This season, we could all use a little magic’ before dropping a curtain and revealing a snowy village landscape full of dancers, twirlers, and candy canes as her 1994 standard All I Want for Christmas Is You begins to play
On demand: The special will be available through the Apple TV+ subscription service, with Sony Pictures Television handling its TV syndication
A number of the singer’s costars are then seen for their various segments, including Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, who, alongside with Carey, will perform the song Oh Santa!
The trio’s rendition of the 2010 track is set to be the leading single from the production and will be released on the same date as the special.
Billy Eichner and Snoop Dogg are both spotted at other points in the trailer, with the Parks and Recreation star portraying an elf and the rapper playing Santa Claus.
Also set to appear in the special are ballerina Misty Copeland, Carey’s former producer Jermaine Dupri, and the Peanuts Gang.
Big names: Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, and Tiffany Haddish, among others, are set to appear in the special
Holiday cheer: Jennifer Hudson sparkles in an emerald gown
New music: The special will see Hudson and Grande feature on a new version of Carey’s 2010 single Oh Santa!
The special is set to be directed by longtime Super Bowl halftime show director Hamish Hamilton alongside Moonrise Kingdom co-writer Roman Coppola.
The soundtrack will be released exclusively through Apple Music on the same date as the special’s release, and will receive a wide release on December 11.
In addition to the new version of Carey’s 2010 single, a rendition of Leroy Anderson’s 1948 piece Sleigh Ride, which was previously covered by Gwen Stefani, will feature on the soundtrack to the special.
The updated song will also feature Snoop and Dupri backing the Emotions singer.
Almost here: The soundtrack is set to debut on Apple Music on the same day as the special, with a wide release set for December 11