You can forget about Thanksgiving because Her Majesty Mariah carey, Queen Yuletide Earworms, has declared that the first day of December is officially the start of Christmas.
Which means anyone who wants to play her holiday hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” on loop from Nov. 1 until ForeverFeel free to celebrate December 25th without judgment.
Carey was shocked to see a picture of a sign on Twitter go viral.
This sign is The Washington Post reports is taped up at the Stoneleigh P bar in Dallas, attempts to take the spirit out of Carey’s most festive fans by informing them that her song will be “skipped” on the jukebox if played before Dec. 1.
After that date, “the song is only allowed one time a night,” the sign reads, which doesn’t seem fair, because for some Carey fans that’s clearly all they want for Christmas.
The viral photo of the bar’s sign went even more viral after one Twitter user reposted it with the caption: “is this the war on Christmas I’ve heard about?” This version of the post made its way to Carey, and Santa’s favorite soldier had a very funny response.
But Carey didn’t stop there. On Nov. 1, she posted a video of herself in her glitteriest holiday garb smashing jack-o’-lanterns with a candy cane bat to let the masses know “it’s time” to noel to the nines.
The general manager of the Dallas dive bar, which started the whole festivities in Dallas, insists that CNN that she’s no Grinch. She said she does not “hate Mariah Carey and I don’t hate Christmas.”
It’s just that Carey’s song was getting played too frequently, and it drives the staff bananas, she said. She said that the sign had been in place at the bar for several years and was intended to be funny.
But not all are against the antiMariah mandate.