For over 20 years, Mariah Carey has established herself as an integral part of the modern Christmas.
Indeed, following the blockbuster success of her 1994 hit ‘All I Want For Christmas’ and its housing album ‘Merry Christmas,’ the songbird’s contributions to the festive season have become iconic.
It’s little wonder why the 45-year-old is building on her affiliation with “the most wonderful time of the year.”
As reported, Carey has teamed with director friend Brett Ratner to shoot a new Holiday movie for the Hallmark channel.
Today, the curtain was drawn back and details + dates surrounding the project were revealed.
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Christened ‘Melody & Mistletoe,’ the film will see Mimi portray a music teacher who helps a young girl who is new in town write a song for the town’s Christmas show. [Editor’s note: Said song is ‘All I Want For Christmas’]
Set to premiere on December 19th (as the “main attraction” of the network’s new Holiday programming), the movie will draw on the diva’s many talents in that she will both star and sing in the flick, while also co-directing it.
Bill Abbot, president of Hallmark’s parent company Crown, says of the singer’s many duties:
“She is exceptionally smart and savvy. Getting to know her a little bit, I’m amazed at her capacity to multi-task.”
Say what we do about Mariah, there’s no doubt that she knows how to keep her name in the mix.
In today’s 360 era, it’s incredibly smart of her to get in on that TV/Sync arena by leveraging her catalogue towards projects such as this.