However, at least two other singers say the crown belongs to them, including a rival singer who recorded a set track for the season years before Carey was born.
Darlene Love, singer of the 1963 classic song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” Object to this move on Facebook.
“David Letterman officially declared I’m the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before I released All I Want for Christmas is You,” Love wrote, referring to how She sings the tune on Letterman’s Late Night Show every year for decades.
“At 81 years old, I don’t change anything,” she added. “I’ve been in this field for 52 years and I’ve earned it and can still make these notes! If Maria has a problem contact David or a lawyer!!”
Singer Elizabeth Chan, who focuses almost exclusively on Christmas carols, has been calling herself the “Christmas Queen” for years, filing an ad opposing the trademark application.
“I feel very strongly that no one should keep anything around Christmas or monopolize it the way Mariah is forever striving for it,” Chan told Variety. “It’s not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared. It’s not meant to be owned.”
Carey applied to the brand in March 2021; It was published to the opposition only last month.
The deposit involves the use of the address on a range of merchandise including songs, cosmetics, clothing, dog clothes, food and drinks – and of course Christmas tree decorations.
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