Mariah Carey’s Star-Studded Christmas Special
Andrew Parker - November 27, 2020


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Mariah Carey is known as the queen of Christmas. Seriously, no holiday season would be complete without Mariah Carey belting away in our cars, in the malls, and at work. And now she is once again leading the way for a wonderful holiday season! On November 18, 2020, Mariah Carey and Apple TV+ revealed the singer’s festive extravaganza: Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special. The extravaganza is set to debut on Friday, December 4th, so make sure to mark your calendars. But this isn’t your average holiday musical special. Carey is bringing us theater!

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The special will follow the singer as she helps her friend Santa Clause put on a holiday spectacular when put to a holiday cheer crisis. The special will include a star-studded list of guests, musical performances, dynamic dancing, and groundbreaking animation, the undisputed queen of Christmas jumps into action to make the whole world merry! Fans will be treated to appearances by a bunch of superstars including Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland, and Mykal-Michelle Harris, with extraspecial appearances by Carey’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

Mariah Carey will also be releasing the soundtrack single and music video for “Oh Satna!,” a musical collaboration with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. The gifts just keep on coming this year! The collab will be released on the day of the special’s premiere. The soundtrack to the special will be available exclusively on Apple Music on December 4th and all other platforms on December 11th. Carey will also give an exclusive interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on December 7th. The “All I Want For Christmas” singer will run through her personally curated playlist of favorite holiday songs and talk about her new music and recent memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. She will also make an additional appearance on Apple Music’s new radio station, Apple Music Hits, on December 25th for a six-hour holiday hits special, featuring the biggest festive songs, and will tell fans about her own holiday memories.