Mariah Carey returns for Apple TV+ Christmas special

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What you need to know

  • Mariah Carey is returning to Apple TV+.
  • Her new Christmas special will air in December.
  • Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues will feature a performance of her new single.

Apple has today announced that Mariah Carey will return to Apple TV+ with a new Christmas special this year.

In a press release Apple stated:

The holidays are officially here as Apple and Mariah Carey today announced the Queen of Christmas' return to Apple TV+ with an all-new holiday event, "Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues," to sprinkle more magic around the world, and set to debut globally in December. "Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues" will bring multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning icon Carey together with Grammy-nominated worldwide artist Khalid and Grammy winning legend Kirk Franklin for the first and only performance of their new single, "Fall in Love at Christmas," on Apple TV+.

It will feature the first and only performance of Carey's new Christmas single 'Fall in Love at Christmas' featuring Khalid and Kirk Franklin. The show will be executive produced by Carey.

Carey's show last year was apparently a real hit, costing some $4 million to produce. It was so good however that it topped the number one spot in 100 countries and had Apple seeking out a repeat for 2021 before December 2020 had even finished. A report last year described the budget for this year's special as "unlimited."

This week on Apple TV+ Dickinson returns for its third and final season, as cast and crew celebrated the show at a premiere on Monday ahead of Friday's release.

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