"Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" to premiere on Apple TV+

Mariah Carey Christmas Special Apple Tv Plus
Mariah Carey Christmas Special Apple Tv Plus (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" is coming to Apple TV+.
  • The special will debut exclusively on the streaming service.
  • The event will include a number of special guests.

In a press release, on the Apple Newsroom website, Apple has announced that "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" will be premiering exclusively on Apple TV+ this holiday season. The event will mark the 25th anniversary of Carey's worldwide hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and will feature a number of other artists and surprise guests.

Apple today announced "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," an exclusive holiday event from worldwide superstar and multi-platinum, multi-Grammy award-winning artist Mariah Carey which will debut globally on Apple TV+ this holiday season. The new special is set to premiere on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Carey's iconic No. 1 holiday anthem "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and will feature the legendary icon Carey and a star-studded lineup of surprise guest appearances, in a magical holiday journey to enliven the Christmas spirit around the world.

Apple says that the special event will "combine music, dancing and animation driven by a universally heartwarming story that brings the world together."

In addition to Mariah Carey, Ian Stewart, Raj Kapoor and Ashley Edens executive produce for production company Done + Dusted ("The Disney Family Singalong," John Legend's "A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy," "The Little Mermaid Live!," "Dear Class of 2020," London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies). The holiday special will be directed by BAFTA Award winner Hamish Hamilton (Oscars, Super Bowl halftime show, London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies), and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Roman Coppola ("Mozart in the Jungle," "Moonrise Kingdom," "A Very Murray Christmas"), who also serves as executive producer on the project.

"Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" will premiere globally on Apple TV+. No date has been announced and the special guests are still under wraps.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.