Mariah Carey‘s status as the queen of Christmas is being re-cemented in a major way this year.
For, moments ago, Apple lifted the lid on her forthcoming holiday special and confirmed that the venture will include an accompanying soundtrack.
Perhaps most exciting is the confirmation that Carey will indeed be releasing new music with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson.
What are you waiting for? Unwrap the exciting details below…
‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas’ will land on Apple TV+ on December 4 and will receive a festive roll-out.
For the special, the diva supreme will be joined by an all-star line-up of guests including Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mykal-Michelle Harris
Carey’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe, will also appear in the production, which combines musical performances, dynamic dancing and groundbreaking animation.
A companion soundtrack promises “brand new interpretations” and will be lead by “soundtrack single” ‘Oh Santa!,’ featuring Carey together with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. The song and video for which will arrive in tandem with the special on December 4.
The complete soundtrack, which hits Apple Music first and other platforms on December 11, will also include Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri as additional musical guests.
‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special’ is executive produced by Carey, alongside Ian Stewart, Raj Kapoor and Ashley Edens. Caroline Fox penned the production, while BAFTA Award winner Hamish Hamilton and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Roman Coppola direct.
Watch the trailer:
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As for additional promo plans, Mimi will sit down for an exclusive interview Zane Lowe on December 7, during which she’ll dish on her favorite holiday songs, new music and recent memoir, ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey.’
On Christmas Day (December 25), Carey will also appear on Apple Music Hits, Apple Music’s new radio station, for a six hour Holiday Hits special, featuring the biggest festive songs, introducing ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ and telling fans about her own holiday memories, with additional artists and hosts sharing their own Christmas messages.